Postings by Shelley NiTuama

How are you preparing to celebrate Asian New Year ~ The Year of the Snake?

Next Sunday, February 10 (Calendar | EDSITEment) marks the beginning of The Chinese New Year festival - it is The Year of the Snake! EDSITEment Lesson Animals of the Chinese New Year has background on the colorful customs associated with this red letter day.Read More »

Dig Deep into the Bard with Targeted Activities and "Shakespeare Uncovered"

As the only author explicitly mandated within the Common Core State Standards, we thought we would open up a discussion of how to dig deeply into reading literature with William Shakespeare.CCSS Student Activity, Grades 11 and 12: The meaning of wordsRead More »
Categories Closer Readings

Winter Solstice Customs ~ Winter Poems ~ new Fairytale, "The Tallow Candle"!

“As the Spirits of Darkness be stronger in the dark, so Good Spirits, which be Angels of Light, are augmented not only by the Divine light of the Sun, but also by our common Wood Fire: and as the Celestial Fire drives away dark spirits, so also this our Fire of Wood doth the same.” —Cor. Agrippa, Occult Philosophy, Book I.ch. v. Read More »

"But Are Mermaids Real?"

This question was posed earlier this month by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere.Read More »