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Thoughtful Thursday: Remembering

Today, we have our second night of fall conferences, a great time to connect with parents, showcase some of their child's work, and just talk about the education their child needs right now. While I get nervous each time we... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: The Night Before The Challenge #SOL22

It's the night before our Slice of LIfe Challenge begins. And I am NOT ready at all. In the past, I've got ideas, notebooks, blogs already written. I'm Johnny On The Freaking Spot. This year, not so much. #why And,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: I Love Writing

I love writing. #riiiiight Seriously. It's taken a while (800+ blog posts and counting), but this is an activity that I enjoy. It's funny, I love struggle. The struggle to find the right word, the right phrase, heck, to find... Continue Reading →

Better Late Than Never: My #OLW22 #SOL22

I took an unintended break from the blog for a week. Time management has never been my strong point, and when I thought about writing, I was seeing double I was so tired, so it's just not been done much,... Continue Reading →

Saturday Scriptings: Welcome to 2022

First, a big middle finger to 2021 for taking Betty White literally days before her 100th birthday. Her passing is the most 2021 thing that could happen in 2021. Betty, you were an icon and lived the good life. Rest... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Happy New Years

I'd love to do a big reflective blog, but I just don't have it tonight. I'd love to write about resolutions, but there won't be any this year. I'll talk about that tomorrow. I just wanted to say thank you.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: What am I Thankful For?

This blog was started on Wednesday as a "live" blog as my students were writing. It's being finished today, Black Friday, as both daughters were home and I didn't want to miss a minute with them I don't get the... Continue Reading →

A Crack, A Slip, and a Few Stitches #SOL21

Hello you beautiful blog and you beautiful readers! #areyourtakingyourmeds I'm offended by that comment! 🙂 It's been a day and it's not even noon yet! However, sometimes, you just get that feeling of bliss and that's where I am right... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Some Games Are Different

This is my 27th year in education. #youareold Hush. I've been full time 26 of those years in middle school and high school classroom. I spend a year substituting in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders. That was the year that... Continue Reading →

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love always, caitlin

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Soapbox: The Way I see Things

shouting my heart out for all who may listen

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“[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” ― Jim Henson

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