Mr. Falkman's Webpage
Welcome to my new classroom website!
I will be spending some time getting everything together but would appreciate any suggestions along the way.
There are many areas to the website that I know you will find great value in. My goal is to make the website not just a tool for me, as the teacher, to connect with parents, but also a learning tool and resource for the students.
STARTING from fish-shape Paumanok, where I was born, Well-begotten, and rais’d by a perfect mother; After roaming many lands—lover of populous pavements; Dweller in Mannahatta, my city—or on southern savannas; Or a soldier camp’d, or carrying my knapsack and gun—or a miner in California; 5 Or rude in my home in Dakota’s woods, my diet meat, my drink from the spring; Or withdrawn to muse and meditate in some deep recess, Far from the clank of crowds, intervals passing, rapt and happy; Aware of the fresh free giver, the flowing Missouri—aware of mighty Niagara; Aware of the buffalo herds, grazing the plains—the hirsute and strong-breasted bull; 10 Of earth, rocks, Fifth-month flowers, experienced—stars, rain, snow, my amaze; Having studied the mocking-bird’s tones, and the mountainhawk’s, And heard at dusk the unrival’d one, the hermit thrush from the swamp-cedars,
Solitary, singing in the West, I strike up for a New World.
Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900.
Starting from Paumanok