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“Be A Good Human” #SOL21

#seriously #whyisthisathing I ask the same question daily. One of our sixth grade teachers has a t-shirt that says something about this and we've all pretty much made this our mantra for finishing out the year. Why you might ask?... Continue Reading →

Those Little Things

It's all about the little things in life. #dangstraight A student brought in a set of masks for our class today, made by his grandmother. I was sitting down to email this student's mother to get an address to write... Continue Reading →

The Joy of the Mile

Today, my sixth grade homeroom is running the mile during PE and they are NOT happy about it. #itmademesmile I went out to my truck to grab my mid-morning snack and there they were, running around the track, some looking... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Trust

Today in class, we had a real life experience with trust. #uhoh We have impulsive boys. I know, shocking, right (we also have impulsive girls, so let it be🙂)? As with almost every year, I look at my class list,... Continue Reading →

“I Don’t Care!” #SOL19

Note: This was to be done at the BEGINNING of November. I've been struggle to write even though my mind is cluttered with stuff to get out. Please excuse my lack of commitment and enjoy today's blog! 🙂 First, Happy... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings: The End of July?

Why hello there my blogging community, long time, no write! #sitdownandgetwordsonthescreen It's not that I don't have things to write about, but my brain just seems scrambled right now, and it seems that putting together a coherent statement, let alone... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 13 – Guest Teaching

Just to be clear, I love teaching middle school. I love the crappy attitudes that really say "I need you", I love the smell of body odor and Axe in the morning, I love the quirky "I need to find... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Damn Kids Anyway

I'm not usually a Grinchy kind of person, but this Christmas season I have been. I'm not buying into anything the season has to offer, and as I watch kids stress and adults stress, it makes the cabin in the... Continue Reading →

Music Says What Words Cannot

Thankfully, this isn't a livestreamed blog post. We may need to take a couple of commercial breaks for tissues! I came from a vocal music program in Dunkerton, that was stellar. Our teacher, Marsha Nichols, was about 5'3" and was "that" teacher,... Continue Reading →

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