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Friday Thoughts – Sometimes, You Just Can’t

First, happy Friday! 🙂 Now, this week has been an absolutely horrid week. It's May, the temperature is warm up, the birds are singing, plants growing, and a middle schooler's mind turns to thoughts of summer, no school, and mischief.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – It’s Only a Diet Coke

As we did our Whole 30 plan, Diet Coke was my cheat. I held strong on the sweets, the bread, the pasta, THE CHEESE (who goes cold turkey on cheese??), but the Diet Coke was my weekend cheat. Friday nights,... Continue Reading →

The Morning Attitude – #SOL17

This morning I needed to pick up a thank you card for a friend, so I traveled out of the way because I didn't write it down in the book I carry everywhere with me. One of the issues I... Continue Reading →

Birthdays

It would seem fitting that yesterday, April 30, my blog got exactly zero views as yesterday was my birthday. My birthdays have never been monumental blowouts by any means. Our family was never the family who had large parties (or... Continue Reading →

You Should Try Even If You Fail – #SOL17

Look at me, I wrote this last night (Thursday) and set up to post it today! #winning I'm watching a continual stream of these types of videos to keep my head above water right now. This class as given us... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 – I Wish My Student Knew. . .

I had this great idea of blog (The West Wing is always a great thing to write about), but one of my students wrote a blog titled "I wish my teacher knew....." and she aired some "difficulties" about school. Now,... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 14 – Endurance

  My word today: endurance. My endurance will be tested these last weeks of this school year. My foot hasn't healed and is still sore when I try to run. Plantar fasciitis sucks. I would be on the treadmill right... Continue Reading →

Free Writes

This is a blog I'd started six months ago. Rereading it, I may need to into "Free Write Fridays" again. I feel like our writing has gotten routine and that we are way too regimented. Writing needs to breath to... Continue Reading →

“Why can’t we just read?” #SOL

That's been the mantra of my eighth graders the last couple of days during reading/language arts class. We started The Light in the Forest and the first time we did a little writing activity, the cry went up: Why can't we just... Continue Reading →

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