Yes! Tomorrow morning the 2018-2019 term kicks off and I’m so excited. There are a few new kids to meet and greet this week–and ultimately sell on the wonders of reading and writing–but there are also many that are returning from last year. It’s amazing how much I miss seeing them! Of course, a few came over for Phonogram Fun Days, but most were doing other things over the summer. I managed to get a lot of tasks completed as well. To each and every one of my students and their parents: Thank you so much for the honor and privilege of allowing me to come alongside you in your teaching and learning! I can’t wait to see how each of you grows in your reading and writing skills this term!
I was making so much progress on the website, had so much forward momentum, and it all came to a screeching halt last week. Today is the first day that my brain in clear enough for me to do anything, so I thought I ought to give you a heads up in case you were wondering what happened. I have bronchitis, maybe even pneumonia–again–but I doubt that because, although I feel sick still, I’m ever so much better than I was last week. Anyway, I took today to catch up on the emails languishing in my inbox. I’ll get back to work on the website later this week. I think all that’s left is to do hold a really thorough editing session! I want to upload my policy handbook for the term as well, but that needs editing as well. Once those two things are done, I think I can start paying attention to blog posts! I can’t wait!
Until then, …
I think, maybe, just maybe, I’ve finally finished the Arts of Language Page. You can find it here if you have some time to read it. Grab a new cup of coffee first–it’s LONG! I know, I know, English is my thing and I tend to get carried away with it, but there really is just SO much to say there.
I didn’t follow my own instruction to my students as I’ve been working on the page. I wrote without an outline. :-O Instead, I did more of a “stream of consciousness” thing and just kept writing. In fact, I’ve been back to the page several times over the last couple of weeks adding even more to it. Perhaps a few “go to top” links might be appropriate? Maybe I should break the page up into its components? I don’t know. For now, I’m leaving it as it is. If I don’t, I’ll never get anything written for the history areas (AKA, what’s often called Social Studies or Humanities in schools) or Sciences, not to mention all the fun non-core areas like art, music, foreign languages, home ec, vo-tech, etc, etc, etc.
You know what else I want to look into? No, how could you know what’s bouncing around my brain? I learned that my site isn’t mobile friendly and I have no idea how to change that. I guess I’ll need to schedule some time for yet another call to tech support. Thankfully, I chose wisely there, and they answer the phone 24/7. I did, however discover that I could add to the Home page just by typing a new post! I guess the blog thing will work this way. I thought each post would end up on its own page, but I guess not. Add another thing to that list to ask the tech guys.
Here’s another thing: I want to figure out is how to insert pictures right onto the pages. I don’t want to add too many, though, because I want RH to be a place that isn’t annoying. I know I can’t stand it when websites take forever to load because of long running scripts. I can’t be the only one who gets annoyed by all the ads all over the Internet these days either. I just want a nice, useful, informative website. Something that is evergreen that people come to associate with solid guidance. How am I doing? (Yeah, the comments are still turned off! I think. Maybe.)
Throughout the summer of 2018, I’ve been updating this website after letting it basically just sit here. Currently, I’m working on content for the subject areas–both Core and non-Core academics. It is my hope that you will find this site both useful and informative. While I build, if there’s anything you need, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
Hi there! Come look around the site while I’m in the process of building it. I was supposed to work on it in the background but forgot to turn that on (go figure) — so here it is, warts and all, totally under construction, and likely to change daily for a while.
I’m just learning how this all works so don’t be surprised if things aren’t perfect yet. But, as the saying goes, when you want something done you ask the busy person and she makes it happen — even if that means slapping on the keys for a while until she figures out how to do it!
The above was written the day I officially went into business and set up this website nearly 5 years ago. Up until this summer (2018), I have neglected it in favor of teaching my students. Well, this summer that changed and I have been busily updating and changing all the pages, filling them with what I hope is useful content for you. My goal is to finish this before the school term begins in earnest in the fall. Once that happens, this page will serve as my blog page. I’m going to commit to one post per month but really want to shoot for one post per week. I’m looking forward to interacting with you!