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Gail Hennessey
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Past Lives...Hmmmm
This is not the usual posting but I wanted to share an experience in my life in hopes that it might be of help to someone else. I just finished reading Kristina McMorris’ The Pieces We Keep which included the topic of past lives. It got me remembering about...

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Tour de France 2017 has begun! Possible Interactive Notebook Activity
The 2017, Tour de France began on July1st and ends on July 23rd. It's considered the world's biggest and most exciting bicycling race. It is in its 114 year!  Athletes competing in the race will travel  approximately 3516 k (2183miles) during the 22 day rac...

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For Those Taking A Summer Break and For Those Who Are Not...
Wishing those of you who are now on Summer Break a very relaxing time. As someone that taught for 33 1/2 years, the very first FULL day of vacation was always the beginning of possibilities of things to do that I didn't get to do during the school year. In ...

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No Photographs, Please!(INA)
No Photographs, Please! One of the most beautiful countries to visit(in my humble opinion) is Switzerland. I remember visiting a small village(Murren) near Interlaken. There aren't any cars in Murren and to get there you need to take both a cable car and a ...

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No Photographs, Please!(INA)
No Photographs, Please!  No PHOTOGRAPHS, Please!   One of the most beautiful countries to visit(in my humble opinion) is Switzerland. I remember visiting a small village(Murren) near Interlaken. There aren't any cars in Murren and to get there you need to t...

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No Photographs, Please! (Possible Interactive Notebook Activity)
No PHOTOGRAPHS, Please!   One of the most beautiful countries to visit(in my humble opinion) is Switzerland. I remember visiting a small village(Murren) near Interlaken. There aren't any cars in Murren and to get there you need to take both a cable car and ...

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World Ocean Day is June 8th!
The ocean is a place which brings tranquility and so many great memories of growing up and going to the Jersey Shore for family vacations. I remember learning to surf(wasn't very good at it) and my sister and I could stay in the ocean for hours! My husband ...

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Woman's Record Climb up Mt. Everest TWICE in 5 days! Using the News as a writing prompt.
Using the News in the Classroom. I found this recent news story of interest and wanted to share. Perhaps, it might be a writing prompt for your students.  Imagine reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Now, imagine reaching it TWICE in one week. Anshu Jamsen...

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June is Brain Awareness Month! Brain Factoids
JUNE IS BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH COOL BRAIN FACTOIDS! by Gail SKroback Hennessey The brain is made up of five main parts: the brain stem, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, cerebellum, and the cerebrum.  Learn some cool facts about your brain! Share these facts wi...

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Flag Day is coming, a day to honor the flag of the United States. This year, Flag Day is June 14th.
Flag Day is coming, a day to honor the flag of the United States. This year, Flag Day is June 14th.  Fun Flag Facts: 1. A vexillologist is someone that studies flags!  2. Most flags have the colors red and white.  3. Only Vatican City and the country of Swi...
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