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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

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November 2014

My Happy Thought – Black Friday shopping

Today is "Black Friday" a day, as one blogger put it, "the American version of The Hunger Games but with sale items instead of food."  Seems about right.  The thankfulness of yesterday turns into the commercialized feeding frenzy of today. So, our plan... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought – Whole Grade Sharing

Now wait just a dang second.... isn't whole grade sharing the bane of small school existence?  It's this a death sentence for independent districts, getting swallowed up, creating larger, less personal learning spaces? In some cases, yup. This is my... Continue Reading →

It Takes Time, But We’ll Get There

Tonight, we tried our first "Literacy Open House", similar to a open house we had last year with math.  All of our elementary teachers worked on some kind of literacy topic, preparing a 15 minute presentation that would hold three... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought – November 15

You know, getting this dang blog done on a Friday is killing me!! 🙂  Yesterday it was school, ball practice, high school play, then home.  From 7:40 AM to 10:15 PM, I had a total of 30 minutes at home.... Continue Reading →

Happy Thought – November 7

I didn't get my post up yesterday because I was with my family on our first college visit. That made me feel very old, very quickly watching all this teens and early 20somethings running around, having the times of their... Continue Reading →

What, Another Happy Thought?

Yup. This Saturday I spent another afternoon in a natatorium (look it up and laugh).  It's been a constant from the end of August through next Saturday, watching my daughter swim.  She's a breast stroker and not much else.  She's always... Continue Reading →

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