Hi Everybody! Did you notice that Mark hit #62 for Carol and me and our
families? Well, actually he included ALL the fans in St. Louis, but we are
logging on. In my virtual intro in June St. Louis was referred to as Mark
McGwire country. It has become his planet and the whole city is going
nuts! We have had such fun and it has been a big dose of high morale for
us especially in light of much of the other news. He certainly addto be
considered in our Hero project! Have you started the American Memory
Collection on 1998 baseball?
Hope all you are having a good beginning of the school year. I have had a
great time using all the tricks you taught us this summer. The Mindwalk,
Bret's Sherlock Holmes story, the use of visual deduction, and some great,
make that GREAT primary sources the kids brought in from their families'
WWII memorabilia. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks had arroused such
interest about D-Day that I decided to go for that "teachable moment". It
has been really FUN! The oral interviews they did with relatives were so
touching--history can be taught to the heart.
Gotta go--Sammy Sosa needs some watching.