Summit of Mt. Washington Originally uploaded by teachergal “This Body Climbed Mt. Washington.” It’s a t-shirt I was so proud of wearing on my teenage body for years. It stood … Continue Reading Stacey’s M.M. Post: THIS BODY CLIMBED MT. WASHINGTON!
Looking for some inspiration to help you write a memoir-like post for tomorrow’s MEMOIR MONDAYS Challenge? Well, here is something to think about… Think back to a time in your … Continue Reading Inspiration for Tomorrow’s M.M.
If you’re looking for inspiration for this-coming MEMOIR MONDAYS CHALLENGE, then here is something to get your mind going: Think of a “mundane” family story that holds meaning or value … Continue Reading A Charge for 7/14’s Memoir Monday
I had the privilege of hearing Ralph Fletcher speak about writing memoir today. He said a few things that resonated with me about why we write memoir and about how … Continue Reading Ralph Fletcher on Memoir
Have you ever done an activity with a family member or a group of kids where you thought, “Wow! I got lucky that worked!”??? That happened to me the first … Continue Reading M.M. Inspiration: Disaster Averted
Have you ever played Sardines? In this twisted version of hide-n-seek, one person hides and then everyone else looks for him. Once found, you get in with him, until soon, … Continue Reading Memoir Monday: Letting Loose.
I’ve come to believe that sometimes we (i.e., teachers) need to be silly. That could mean jumping into a fountain or jumping into a photograph with a student that you … Continue Reading Stacey’s MM: Sometimes You Have to Let Your Hair Down
Has there ever been a moment in time when you’ve let your hair down in front of others? For me, it was at the 105th Street (Central Park) Fountain with … Continue Reading M.M. Inspiration: Sometimes you have to let your hair down!
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I spent the week leading up to my high school graduation begging my mom for a new outfit. You don’t need a new outfit, it’ll be covered by your gown, … Continue Reading Ruth’s Memoir Monday: High School Graduation
Hunter College Graduation at Radio City Music Hall – June 2004 Originally uploaded by teachergal High School Graduation: Princeton, NJ [The (grassy) Mall on Campus] College Graduation: Washington, DC [The … Continue Reading MEMOIR MONDAYS: Graduating on the Big Stage
Think back to a graduation you can remember: middle school, high school, college, graduate school, or even your pre-k stepping-up ceremony (Personally I don’t remember the last one!). Write about … Continue Reading Memoir Monday: Inspiration (if you need/want it)
Austin, who I began babysitting when he was 6 months old and continued daily for the next five years, graduated from high school this year. Throughout my eighth grade year … Continue Reading Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Austin
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Memoir Mondays – Grandpa – 80th Bday, originally uploaded by teachergal.
May your day be filled with memories. Whether you are missing someone, playing with someone, longing to be with someone, or waiting for someone — I wish you a day … Continue Reading Happy Father’s Day.
Grandpa seemed startled when we arrived! Originally uploaded by teachergal I love surprising people, especially family members. Hence, when I looked through my Grandma’s photo album this morning (I’m in … Continue Reading M.M. Inspiration/Charge
One of the questions on my Year-End Writing Evaluation was “What was your favorite genre/unit of study this year and why?” All of the kids only choose three genres from … Continue Reading Favorite Genres
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There are things that I’ve done in the name of beauty… Using Summer Soliel in my hair as a teenager is one of those things. Waxing my brows is another. … Continue Reading Memoir Mondays: A Not-So-Great Idea