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I have done the searching and checked the doctype and tried validating the code as suggested in the sticky. I am unable to find a solution. I am trying to float an iframe over an image in my page. i got the iframe where i want it, but when i minimize the page, the frame moves, and when i maximize, it moves back to where i want it. I have tried both doctyps on this site and my search turned up nothing. Here is the page in question

and the code for the page

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Writing in the Classroom

Coming Attractions

A Pre-Published Journey

Contact the Author

Meet the Author

and here is the source page for the iframe

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Meet the Author

Meet the Author
My writing life intensified about six years ago, when my oldest son
was born. He and I almost died through that process, and writing was
the only way I felt like I could deal with that experience.
          At first I thought I might make some money from my story; I quickly realized an important aspect of the writing process – money is beside the point. Once I started writing, I couldn’t stop.
          I also realized that I’ve actually been writing since I could hold a pencil. Digging through totes of childhood treasures, I found notebooks that span decades. I just hadn’t realized I was a writer…now I have.

I teach elementary school in my community, and I live in my school’s attendance area. This means that I see school kids A LOT! I’ve been teaching for almost 10 years, most of that part-time. My jobshare partner and I teach 4th grade this year, and we love our classroom kids and we also love working together (I work each afternoon, but I don’t remind my partner of that – she’s not a morning person).

          Another form of storytelling that I enjoy is scrapbooking. I take hundreds of pictures a year of friends and family. Then I take those pictures and create layouts that tell stories about the people in the pictures.
          Scrapbooking is a valuable process and in some ways is more immediate and fun. In the process of writing, I don’t get to use pictures, while in scrapbooking, the layout is primarily pictures. The trick is to arrange the pictures into a story and add enough words to help tell it. Another advantage to scrapbooking is that there’s an end product.
          Just like with my writing life, I try to scrapbook throughout the year on a consistent basis. This helps keep my brain from being overloaded with ideas!

My scrapbook “organization” at a recent Scrap Retreat



Friends and Family
I am surrounded by kids all the time. It’s safe to say that I get most of my inspiration from kids, especially my own.

Spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do – necessary in order to catch those unforgettable moments. Then, grab the camera and
A recent trip to the Pumpkin Patch make notes!

        The other night, Aaron (5 years old) read one of his books (Peg and Ted) to Noah (2 years old). Granted, the toddler was sweeping the floor during the last half of the story, but it was such a heart-warming moment! It gave me some perspective approximately two minutes later, when Noah stole Thomas the Train from Aaron, and Aaron screamed. And then Noah hit him.



Favorites and Portfolio

Favorites First!

1. Friends and Family
October 2007 – chilly Trick-or-Treating!

2. SCBWI – The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is an awesome network of writers. If you want to write for children, start here.

3. Children’s Writer – Also a wonderful organization for beginners to professionals in this business.

4. SNOOPY! The best comic strip ever created.

5. Whimsmoore Toys, Gifts and Books – One of my long-time writing buddies created this business based on her writing. All of the stories are originals!



LAST, BUT NOT LEAST – My Personal Favorite Books and Authors!
*A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
*Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
*Anything by Anne Lamott

My Favorites for 4th through 6th Graders:
          *Judy Blume (start with Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing)
          *Kate DiCamillo
*Alex Rider Adventures by Anthony Horowitz (start with Stormbreaker)
          *Andrew Clements
          *Lois Lowry (my favorite is The Giver)
          *Gary Paulsen (my personal favorite is Hatchet)
          *Sharon Creech (my favorite is Walk Two Moons)
          *The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Do you have a favorite book? Contact me to let me know!