Category Archives: Teaching Notes

Teachers and Librarians! Win a Classroom Set Of COOPER AND PACKRAT Books!

Long before I walked through the doors of Whittier Middle School as an Ed Tech (only 5 years ago), I held the librarians and teachers I knew in high regard.  I have friends and family in these positions, and of … Continue reading

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Hatching Day: My Loon Watch

On a rainy July 10th, exactly 27 days after they’d laid their two olive colored eggs, the adult loon on the nest reared back to turn them. I very clearly saw pips (tiny cracks) in the eggs, and I knew … Continue reading

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The Week Before Hatching: My Loon Watch

In the final days before (what I’d calculated to be) hatching day, something felt a little different.  I was going out in my kayak at the same time. Sitting in the same spot. Staying in my kayak as I always … Continue reading

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My Adventure Begins – My Loon Watch

My story begins back in May. School was in session, the campground had opened and I was struggling to find time to write. But still, I managed to sneak out in the kayak a couple times to check on our … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is . . .

Today was the day Mrs. Shanning and I had set aside for our students to vote. Not for their favorite ice cream. Not even for Class President! But for something waaaaay more important . . . to choose the winners … Continue reading

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Hebron Station School Visit

When I heard that the Hebron Station School planned to use our Book Trailer Contest as a copyright learning tool, District Librarian Cindy Petherbridge and I schemed up an author visit to get the kids on board with the project. … Continue reading

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Cooper and Packrat’s Book Trailer Contest

From the time I was a student myself, and through the twenty five years my children have attended school, I’ve always admired teachers and librarians.  Working as an Ed Tech these last five years has only made me love them … Continue reading

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Maine To Kansas

At Whittier Middle School, I get to be a part of great things.  Recently, Mrs. Shanning’s class and I connected with Ms. Loy’s Kansas Classroom during a Skype visit.  We gave them all kinds of facts about Maine, as they … Continue reading

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And Winner Of The Giveaway Is . . .

Today, I took all the names, of all the teachers and librarians who entered the contest, and brought them to my classroom.  Mrs. Shanning was nice enough to let me hijack some of our Writing Block time so our students … Continue reading

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Giveaway For Teachers and Librarians

In honor of wonderful educators everywhere, Islandport Press and I are running a  special contest for teachers and librarians! For as long as I can remember, teachers and librarians have played a major role in my life by encouraging, nurturing, … Continue reading

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