Monday, March 29, 2010

Cookie Friday

4th quarter is here again. You know what that means - Cookie Friday. Cookie Friday is a beloved tradition between me and nine other teachers at my school. During the 10 weeks of 4th quarter, we deliver cookies to the members of the group. It's ridiculous to think, but a cookie really does make the last 10 weeks of the school year go by a bit faster. To read about last year's Cookie Friday post, click HERE

"Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap." - Robert Fulgum

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Something Must Be Said

So, I have refrained from blogging about LOST so far this season, but something must be said about last night's episode . . . Best Episode Ever!! Ever since Richard showed up on LOST, he has been one of my favorites. He didn't show up on LOST until season 3 and hasn't appeared in tons of episodes, but every time he does, I get lost (pun intended) in his dreamy eyes. Anyway, an entire episode with his back story was awesome!! To read CNN's recap of the episode, click HERE.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Green Party

Last week, in honor of St. Patrick's Day (and friendship), we had a "Green Party." We met at Christi's house, ate a ton of food, and chatted it up. Here are a few pics:

Kari & Ali

Me with delicious whip cream and strawberry short cake.

Sandra & Christi

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mad Baking Skills

I wish this picture were bigger, but alas. Anyway, my dad said I should post a picture on my blog of my lovely cake to let everyone know Megan's not the only George out there with mad baking skills. That's right, I have a few of my own.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

This week I read Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This is one of the best pieces of historical fiction that I've ever read. The book follows three main characters. Bella is a recent Italian Immigrant who comes to New York in hopes of earning money to keep her family in Italy from starvation. Yetta is less recent Russian Jew who, after moving to New York, is caught up in the garment workers' union and the workers' rights movement. And Jane who, although was born a wealthy American, abandons her father and his money, believing it to be blood money earned at the expensive of the immigrant workers. These three fictional characters are caught up in two main events from history - the Uprising of the 20,000 and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

To learn more about the Uprising of the 20,000, click HERE.

Two of the 20,000 Garment Workers striking for workers' rights.

More shirtwaist workers participating in the strike.

To learn more about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, click HERE.

Remains of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory after the infamous fire.

Remains of those who perished in the fire.