Viva Elvis!

Since Elvis Week is wrapping up (he passed away on August 16, 1977), I thought I'd talk about Elvis in some way. We've been listening to songs and reading about him all week in the English class I'm teaching, and Sitzman ABC is also a bit Elvis-ified, but Sitzblog hasn't fully commemorated The King in style yet. Especially since this was the year that I finally got to Graceland, I had to put up something. So, I decided to share some quotes I found this week, some pictures from my Graceland visit, Read more [...]

Mississippi River Pictures

Back in January we went on a riverboat trip from Memphis to New Orleans. I'd been meaning to upload some pictures from that great trip, but I'd been pretty busy up until now. Here are some of my favorite pictures from that trip, but you can see more (MANY more) here in this set on my flickr page. These pictures are out of order, but you get the idea. Well, that's it for now. Like I said, there are a lot more pictures at that flickr Read more [...]

“Elvis Week”

Yesterday (Monday) I was planning my English class, and I decided that we'd listen to Elvis' song Suspicious Minds, since I had once found a worksheet with the lyrics that also happened to talk about the passive voice, which is what we were studying. On a whim, below the date on the board I wrote "Elvis Week!" since I thought it would be cool to do another activity later in the week with Burning Love. One of my students asked me if Elvis Week was something that was an official holiday that people Read more [...]