Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

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Tweets Related to the Common Core State Standards

Tweets Related to the Common Core State Standards

Caution: Some of the tweets are rather radical.  It’s still good to know what people are saying, though, so I will let the twitter widget remain.

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The Happy Life

This poem was part of a deep conversation I was privy to the other night.  I thought I would share it with you!  I sourced the poem from here.

Hans Holbein d. J. - Portrait of Henry Howard,...
Hans Holbein d. J. – Portrait of Henry Howard, the Earl of Surrey – WGA11578 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MY friend, the things that do attain
The happy life be these, I find:
The riches left, not got with pain;
The fruitful ground; the quiet mind;

The equal friend; no grudge; no strife;
No charge of rule, nor governance;
Without disease, the healthy life;
The household of continuance;

The mean diet, no dainty fare;
Wisdom joined with simpleness;
The night discharged of all care,
Where wine the wit may not oppress:

The faithful wife, without debate;
Such sleeps as may beguile the night;
Content thyself with thine estate,
Neither wish death, nor fear his might.
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1516 – 1547)

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I created this video using VideoScribe after thinking about the Common Core State Standards and teaching writing.