Sunday, January 25, 2015

February ECAREA Unit Meeting
Monday, February 2, 2015
1:30 PM
Chapel Heights Methodist Church

You won’t want to miss our February meeting! We will learning about the National Board Teacher Certification program from two Eau Claire retired teachers.  

Cathy Anderson and Chris Hambuch Boyle will discuss the process of becoming board certified and the impact that this certification program is having on our educational system. Cathy was the first teacher in our district to become Board Certified and she is currently serving on the national board for teacher certification.  Chris Hambuch Boyle is an Eau Claire School Board member and is very knowledgeable about the current politics in education in Wisconsin.
The meeting will be held at Chapel Heights Methodist Church on Hamilton Avenue in Eau Claire.  No reservations and no charge.  Bring a friend or two – all are welcome.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Garrison Keillor on Winter

Life is like a winter highway
Through the hills and dales it winds
Snow is falling and its icy,
Still you try to make good time.
Watch the curves, the narrow bridges
Take the downhill nice and slow
Keep your hands upon the gearshift
An' your eye upon the road
Blessed Saviour who created
Laws of physics we obey
May our car not meet another
Coming toward us, Lord we pray
As you head into the snowstorm
At a steady fifty-five
Let reality direct you
Let it guide you as you drive.
See the S.U.V.s who wound up
In the ditches as you pass
Keep your hands upon the gearshift
Lift your foot up from the gas.
Blessed Saviour who created
Laws of physics we obey
May Newton's First Law of Motion
Not put us in the ditch today.
We cannot do all we wish to
Sometimes nature is contrary
And its rules must be respected
This we learn in January.
And sometimes the trip is cancelled
And the plane stays on the ground
You'll spend the night in Minnesota
Where amusement must be found
Blessed Saviour who created
Laws of physics we obey
Teach us to enjoy inertia
Here in St. Paul for today.
Shared from               
Winter, January 21, 2012
The Fitzgerald Theater
Saint Paul, MN