there isn't very little to friendship
there is a whole lot
friends can change your life in a instant
as well as you can if things don't
then there is no such thing as a
Added by Alma on January 31, 2010 at 9:12pm —
I was your friend Continue
I loved you well
and was loved,
to the end
and far past the end.
If this is your end,
my heart will soar
Deep love endures.
I am not lonley
I am not afraid
I am still yours to keep
Your soft cotton fur
How the wind brushed it heavenly
towards the sulight
You pace yourself
gradually against me.
Sparkly brown eyes
glancing at mine continuously as
I'd whistle to…
Added by Amee Salazar on January 31, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Last week I was part of an amazing banquet where we honored the 2010 California Teachers of the Year in Sacramento. Big kahunas were all over the place. State senators. Educational policy makers from the Department of Ed. And of course, the inimitable State Superintendent of Public Education in California, Jack O'Connell. (Being a part of this crowd is like being a part of my only real Skulls and Bones Society -- aside from this ning, that is... LOL!)
The point is, okay, I… Continue
Added by Alan Sitomer on January 30, 2010 at 5:30am —
8:00P.M.:I leave some Oreos and a glass of milk next to our Christmas tree for a special guest tonight...Santa.
8:10P.M.:I jump into my PJ's so I can go to sleep.
8:15P.M.:I finally slumber.
3:00A.M.:I snap out of bed to check the botthom of the Chritmas tree...There's nothing , so I stomp back to bed.
6:00A.M.:I wake up and dash with my brother to the Chritmas tree... It's like heaven dancing in our tree...Santa was here.
6:00A.M. to… Continue
Added by Luis Alberto Paternina Andrade on January 30, 2010 at 1:00am —
I'm from playing soccer and coming from the park
to listening to Alternative music like Green Day and Mexican like Ramon Ayala
from scarfing down Snickers and Three Muskateers
to Lost Dog and Are We There Yet?
from my grandpa giving me 100 bucks
to having the desire to investigate crime such as CSI
from wearing American Eagle shirts and shoes
to those memories about my best friend I lost.
from a wonderful year in London
Added by Lupe Duran on January 29, 2010 at 1:57pm —
The Lightning Thief New York Times,2009,384pp.,$7.99
Rick Riordan 60786141
The Lightning Thief is a myhical book. This book is about a thirteen year old boy namd Percy Jacksn who resently found out he's the son of Poseidon.
For the past 1800 billion years Zeus and Poseidon have always bin fighting. Zues is the air God and Posedon is the sea God. All the Gods live together on Mount Olymus. One day Zeus came and sat down on his thrown,he went to get his Master Bolt(very… Continue
Added by Xavier Samuel Escobedo on January 29, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Record: Critters Buggin'
I tell you, DO NOT READ. The latest info on improving test scores is to have the students not read. DO not read if you finish a section early and are waiting to begin the next. Apparently, it rushes the tester and causes their accuracy and effort to decline. Hmm. "Now, kids. If you finish the section early, you must do nothing."
I'm not sure if this will improve test scores. Are we pinching pennies, here?… Continue
Added by Gaetan Pappalardo on January 29, 2010 at 10:03am —
If I was going to craft a list of the top 10 books of the 20th century in our nation's English classes, the ones that have most shaped, informed, been taught, and so on, I have a feeling The Catcher in the Rye
would make the list.
Today we note that the author of that work, J.D. Salinger, passed away yesterday at the age of 91.
I always really liked the fact that Salinger was a so-called "recluse". Especially since in this day and age, the rush for media… Continue
Added by Alan Sitomer on January 29, 2010 at 5:00am —
Thank you ...
for taking care of me when I'm sick,
(and cooking me that delicious chiken supe to help me feel beater,)
for working day and night ato give me a beater live,
for wanting the best for me,
(even that sum times you get after me,)
but I know that is becaus you love and care for me,
for making me feel beater when I'm sad,
for this and more thank you.
Added by Francisco Dimas on January 28, 2010 at 5:26pm —
I am from loving Zac Efron and those Barney songs.
From staying all night taking in to Hannah Montana and Spongebob sometimes Jimmy Neutron from my old and ugly tv.
I am from buying delicious Hershey's everyday.
From traveling; even taking a expedition to the wet basketball cord to do hundreds of baskets.
I am from reading Junie B. Jones all the way to Clifford.
I am from "WHAT'S UP" and "OMG".
I am from meeting a wondrful guy.
I am… Continue
Added by Yamilex Espitia on January 28, 2010 at 2:02pm —
Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Hyperionpaperbacks ,2007 ,283pp ;8.99 Continue
When Teddy's little sister Tina is killed in a drive by shooting,the Andersons, family
is shatterd.While the Andersons family mourned Teddy planes vengeance .He
is arrested for attempt of homicide and thrown into the dark reality of California's juvenile system, his plans for revenge had foild.A probation program earns Teddy ealy release.As part of a rehavilitation…
Added by Anaizar Garza on January 28, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Eigth Grade Bites, Heather Brewer, The Penguin Group, 2008, 182pp., $7.99,
Do you ever feel like you're different? Kind of like nobody likes you? Bullies keep essing around with you only because you're different? I'm pretty sure that's what Vlad is feeling. The fact is... He IS different! Because he is a vampire! Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Todd is a conflicted vampire, who lives with his aunt named Nelly, and is friends with Henry.
Added by Axel Portillo on January 28, 2010 at 1:00pm —
My Sister's Keeper
Atria, 2004, 242 pp .,$10.88
Kate and Anna are normal teenage girls :they play around,make jokes, dance ,and do normal things. Except when Kate suffers a nose bleed or procures a bruise, she's rushed to the hospital by her mom,Sara. You guessed ,right.Kate deals with a severe medical condition: acute promyeloctic leukemia.And her sister Anna is her perfect match, an allogeneic donor.Her mom makes all medical decisions-but… Continue
Added by Teresa Rakay on January 28, 2010 at 12:30pm —
4:00pm- Im only out of school, and your already trying to make me hep you Im tired from scool. I just want to relax.
4:03- "Come on dad wants those trees outside beautfull and he wants us to do it!" she says trying to get me to go, but im stubbern. Takes much more effort then that to make me do something I dont want to do.
4:15- Arguing is a lost cause. I give into you put on jacket and walk outside into the cold.
4:30- I sit on the driveway like you said and… Continue
Added by Joanna Mendez on January 28, 2010 at 12:05pm —
When you left I was sad,heartbroken,afraid that I was never going to see or hear from you ever again.I didn't know what to do.You were the one who told me to always follow what I believe in to follow my dreams and now you're gone and my whole life has changed.You are far away but in my heart I feel like if you're right next to me.I try me best to follow my dreams but somethings stopping me and that something is your parents.They want me to become something I know i'm not.They want me to change… Continue
Added by Selena De Leon on January 28, 2010 at 11:30am —
Does it happen to everyone in education that they lose touch at some point, like an athlete that doesn't know when to hang it up, and they hold on for too long... to the detriment of those they have been hired to serve?
Thing about this issue though is that age, oftentimes, has very little to do with the matter of when someone should hang up their educational spurs. Truly, some people ought to take their chips off the table after but 3 months in this profession -- and for a… Continue
Added by Alan Sitomer on January 28, 2010 at 5:30am —
Penguin Group (USA) Group,1997, 180 pp., $9.99
The Outsiders is a polemic, adventurous, exciting novel that tells the story of a young boy named Ponyboy. Ponyboy and his gang (Dallas, Steve, Two-Bit, Johnny, Sodapop and Darry) are a group of teenagers called "Greasers" who have to put up with "Socs", rich guys who have everything anyone can wish of and whose idea of a good time is bothering and jumping greasers.… Continue
Added by Alondra Perez on January 27, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Berkley Publishing,1981,320 pp., 7.99
Carol and Paul have the perfect marrige,but they want a child so they decide to adopt.One day on her way to work Carol hits a girl.It causes the girl to lose her memory temporarily.Since they don't know her name and she doesn't remember,they name her Jane.Carol and Paul take "Jane" home.
Carol tries to help jane remember her past by using hypnosis but while they are trying to… Continue
Added by Minnie Torres on January 27, 2010 at 8:29pm —
Washington (CNN) -- Despite a heavy focus on fiscal discipline in his first State of the Union address, President Obama will announce an increase of up to $4 billion in federal education spending, according to senior administration officials familiar with the speech.
A big chunk of that boost will be an increase of $1.35 billion for Obama's signature "Race to the Top" grant program, aimed at sparking innovation in schools across the country, the officials said.
Added by Gaetan Pappalardo on January 27, 2010 at 4:39pm —
1. The sun shows
the child her
she argue back.
2. The child wonders
around and gazes
into sparkles of
3. A child's best freind
4. A bear lays
in a bed with
her baby cub.
5. Our laughter
we share full
Added by Jasmine Garcia on January 27, 2010 at 4:30pm —