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 marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 28th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

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