Priorities, People.

Mamacita says: In case you’re one of those people who don’t believe children in America are going to bed hungry, I’ve got news for you: bu Monday mornings were the worst – we teachers would stand at the front doors … Continue reading

“Me” Magazine. You Know You’d Read It.

Mamacita says:  I agree. When my kids were little, I used to subscribe to several parenting magazines, and few if any of my problems were ever featured anywhere in there. Maybe on the joke page, but never in an article … Continue reading

You Want Educational Standards? We Used To Have Them.

Mamacita says: Oh please, society, let us learn from the past, just a little bit?  Because those in charge of those in charge of the education of our children are doing it all wrong.  Real education has nothing to do … Continue reading

The Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide: Prevent a Tragedy With Science

I use this article in my classrooms every spring.  I hope you will all find it useful as well.  Information is life-saving, and this particular information contains more than one lesson for us all.  I would be most grateful, and … Continue reading

. . . on a tripod, yet. . . .Beat That, Barbie!

Mamacita says:  At Christmas, or for birthdays (the only times kids got new toys!) other little kids wanted Barbie dolls, sleds, electronics, fake makeup, shoes, sports equipment, and other “typical” kid-desired stuff.  I wanted a telescope. That’s really all I … Continue reading

We Are All Santa Claus

Mamacita says: Whether or not you celebrate Christmas has nothing whatsoever to do with being Santa Claus for someone. Call it whatever you wish: just call it something, and go forth and do it. Letting your soul curl up into … Continue reading