story research

Not what I was expecting

I guess, modern day watches are too cool for gears? However, the copper wire is kinda cool. I need some smaller screwdrivers to completely dissect these. I think I’ll look into old/broken clocks over spring break. SOTM: Origins by Tennis © ecnewman, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission … Continue reading

teaching / writing

Dreamy

The other day, one of my students came in during my planning period to ask me a question about an upcoming quiz. We chatted, mostly because I really like this student. She’s bright and loves to learn. Her answers in class are thoughtful. She’s just one of those students most teachers wish to have. I … Continue reading

writing

Bath Time

And she absolutely hates it. At this moment, I’m nearly as drenched in getting to dry her off. I almost told her, “This hurts me more than it hurts you.” She’s turned me into a mother. Terrifying. SOTM: I Turn My Camera On – Spoon © ecnewman, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material … Continue reading