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6th grade

#SOL19 – Day 21 – Just Follow the Directions

As I reflect on the Slice of Life, I reflect on the student part too. The last three years, I had my students, 8th graders at the time, join up and share their slices. I offer carrots from them, allowing... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – “WE are a team…”

Parent teacher conference week always offers up some good thoughts for blog topics, so thank you for bearing with another blog. It seems that so many times topic are lightening bolts that are there and gone in a flash. Conferences... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Community

My wife and I moved into this community in 1999, with previous stops in Missouri, Alaska, and Minnesota.  At the time, we'd spent shorter amounts of time in each place for college and jobs.  At the time, our oldest daughter... Continue Reading →

A Bit of Reflection

Tonight is a bit of a throw back for me as I'm driving my oldest daughter to swim practice.  The last two years, when practices have switched from 4:00 PM to 6:45 PM, my job was driver.  I got to... Continue Reading →

My #DotDay Experiment

Today, for those of you didn't know, is #DotDay, a day based around Peter Reynolds' book The Dot. It's an awesome book where a little girl named Vashti, who claims she can't draw, is challenged to "just make your mark and... Continue Reading →

Cleaning out the Gunk

How do I heal after a school year that's caused me to question an awful lot about what it is that I do?  That's where I started out on June 1st, the Monday after school lets out.  Well, let's see:... Continue Reading →

Perspective

If you are looking for happy, positive, and uplifting, might want to try the blog down the hallway and to the right! 🙂 I've not logged into WordPress for a while now, and I know it's been over a month... Continue Reading →

Do All the Good You Can

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought: Being Just a Teacher

Bear with me on this one, it's not starting out the way you'd expect, but I promise the happy ending! 🙂 I've written about this before, there's been a lot of change going on.  A. Lot. Iowa has created a... Continue Reading →

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