Mrs. Mallard's Home Page
Welcome to Mrs. Mallard's class website. Use the navigation bar above to find the appropriate page for your class. Most assignments during the semester will be available on your class page along with files you may download.
If you have questions or problems during the semester, you may send me a message using the contact form below. Make sure to include your email address, so I can return an answer to you. I look forward to creating great things this semester!
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Quotes That I Love!
"Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it. (from "All Over But the Shoutin'")" — Rick Bragg
"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it." — Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)
"There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts." — Elizabeth Gilbert
“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all. -Emily Dickinson
"This is a place where grandmothers hold babies on their laps under the stars and whisper in their ears that the lights in the sky are holes in the floor of heaven." — Rick Bragg
I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.