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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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Slice of Life Challenge

#SOLC21 – Day 31 – Get Off My Lawn (Not Really, But Still)

I see all these slicing posts that are all celebratory and happy and "I made it", so the crusty, grumpy post is needed. #getoffmylawn First and foremost, it's not that grumpy. A writing streak like this takes time and effort... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 30 – Lack of Empathy

Our sixth grade team typically meets at the end of the hallway after our second hour and after school to decompress, regroup, or just say "WTH" to each other. Today, it was the lack of empathy. We have students who... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 29 – Currently

I'm feeling my 49 years, 333 days today. #teachertired So, I'm borrowing a blog from a very talented Slicer, Britt over at Multifaceted Musings, and her blog titled Currently. Thank you, Britt for showing us this format! 🙂 Currently noticing... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 28 – It’s Time to Start the Garden, Again!

Today was another dreary day, but things are looking up. The weather forecast was for 55 degrees today, but it was changed to windy and 40. #BRRRRR My arm hurt a bit, but for the most part, very few reactions,... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 27 – Dreary

Today's has just been a dreary day. It started with the fact I feel twice my age right now. I had the second vaccine yesterday, and while I've not felt like my wife did, I feel very achy and even... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 26 – It’s My Own Fault

It is truly my fault. #thatswhatshesaid Seriously. You're a child. However, there are days where my problems that happen in my classroom are my own. When the song Happy (by Pharrell Williams) was popular back in 2014, I would play... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 25 – The Minecraft Guy

Who knew playing Minecraft would be a good thing?? 🙂 I had someone reach out to me, remembering that I am a "Minecraft player". First off, how the heck did they know? blame my daughters. When I got hooked a... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 24 – Somedays are Dumpster Fires

Holy. Hell. Our schedule has been tweaked this year because of Covid and we have a 12:20 dismissal on Wednesday to work with online students which has been a pleasant surprise. The day didn't start well at home, and progressed... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 23 -Too Many Chickens

We have too many damn chickens. #cluckcluckcluck We've always had them since we've been out here. We built the chicken coop many years ago (the year is written on one of the beams in the barn), and always had a... Continue Reading →

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