Fact vs. Opinion

Mamacita says:  Fact vs. opinion is one of the units I look forward to, difficult though it can be for my students.  Helping my students understand the difference between a fact and an opinion is one of the most difficult … Continue reading

Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, and the Cocky Asses

Mamacita says:  When I was in the third grade, I read “Peter Pan.” It’s not all the sugar-coated cuteness Disney would have you believe, my friends. It’s a wonderful and fascinating and intimate look into the brain and psyche of … Continue reading

Thises, Thats, and T'Others.

Mamacita says:  Today was the first day of class, and I hope it was an omen because it was lovely.  The main campus class was small and attentive; the local campus class was large and attentive, and the day itself … Continue reading

Ten Things Tuesday

Mamacita says: 1.  My sourdough starter is over twenty years old.  The bread is delicious.  Whenever I use it – and it’s been a while; the starter is currently residing in the freezer – I think about pioneer families, with … Continue reading

Things I Haven't Done Yet

Mamacita says:  If I tell you that I’ve got most of my Christmas shopping done, would you still love me?  No?  Um, then I’m nowhere NEAR finished yet. 1.  I haven’t put my Christmas cd’s in the player.  But I … Continue reading