In going through old files, something I can do sitting down, I came across these thoughts from a group of sixth graders responding to the prompt, “If I could travel in time…”

I would explore the land of the dinosaurs.

I’d go back to Camelot.  I’d ride a unicorn.

I’d go back to Medieval times and go on adventures.

I’d go back to the Civil War.

I’d like to meet “Blood and Guts” Patton

I would go far back and meet my great, great, great grandparents.

I’d go back and see my great grandmother who was full-blooded Indian.

I would see what my mom and dad were like in school.


I’d go into the future and see what my life would be.

I’d fly a spaceship.

I would look at all the strange suits and costumes.

I’d see what my kids would look like.

I would go back and invent stuff that would happen in the future.

I’d go into the future and SALUTE the past!


I would change the world so that there would be eternal life forever.

I would have Jesus shake my hand.

I would reach back and shake hands with God.


Language Arts Blocks; Disney Elementary; Alvin, Texas, 19884


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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