Wednesday 28 December 2011

New Book - Soon to be Released

      Post written by Zanado

Have you ever read one of Rosemary Kahn's Books? Mostly she has written children's books, picture books, school readers and the like. You will notice information on 3 of her books right here on this blog.

If you have not yet read her books, you are missing out. BUT, not to worry, there is a NEW book - soon to be released. This one is a novel for teens. It is gripping, exiting, fun and more.

WOOHOO!! Keep a look out!! Watch THIS space

Details to follow.

Sunday 18 December 2011

Handy Tips

Some handy tips found on the net.

Links listed as credited where possible.

We kept a few tips for another post, so do come back to enjoy some more.


.Clever ideas: store bedlinen sets inside their pillowcases
Store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.

Clever ideas: bowl as iPhone sound amplifier
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.

Cleaver ideas: wet wipe dispenser as plastic bag storage
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
Clever ideas: baby powder to remove sand from feet 

Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily – who knew?!


Clever ideas: velcro strip on wall to hold soft toys 

Attach a velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.


Clever ideas: gift wrap storage on cupboard ceiling 

Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.


Clever idea: stocking over vacuum to pick up lost items 

Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.

Clever idea: box lid cupcake holder

Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting x's into a box lid.


Clever idea: how to fold a fitted sheet 

This one is great for those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.


Clever idea: magnetic bobbypin storage 

Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door

Clever idea: use shower caps to hold shoes when packing 

A tip for holiday packing. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel!


Clever idea: muffin pan craft storageVia:

A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.


Clever idea: bread tags as cable labels 

Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Who Is A Teacher?

From A School Principal's speech at a graduation..

He said "Doctor wants his child to become a doctor.........
Engineer wants his child to become engineer......
Businessman wants his ward to become CEO.....
BUT a teacher also wants his child to become one of them..!!!!
Nobody wants to become a teacher BY CHOICE" ....Very sad but that's the truth.....!!!

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.
One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued,
"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"

To stress his point he said to another guest;
"You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"

Teacher Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,
"You want to know what I make?
(She paused for a second, then began...)

"Well, I
make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.

make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't
make them sit for 5 min. without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.

You want to know what I
(She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)

make kids wonder.

make them question.

make them apologize and mean it.

make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

teach them how to write and then I make them write.
Keyboarding isn't everything.

make them read, read, read.

make them show all their work in math.
They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.

make my students from other countries learn everything they need
to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

Finally, I
make them understand that if they use the gifts they
were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life

( Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)

Then, when people try to judge me by what I
make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make?


What do you
make Mr. CEO?

His jaw dropped; he went silent.


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