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Weary #SOL19

I'm weary. Yes, I'm a teacher, and this is that time of year where it's all we can do to keep our own sanity and that of our students. I'm trying to cut Diet Coke out of my diet as... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – The Emotion of Waiting

This was meant for my weekly post to the Two Writing Teachers "Slice of Life" post on Tuesday, but, as you'llĀ read, life got in the way! šŸ™‚ I cannot express enough how much I enjoy the above mentioned site. If... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to Me #SOL19

Yup, my birthday lands on Slice of Life Day, so IĀ have to write. #whateverdude This will be a short one because as I started writing it, it quickly became a huge vent on why my attitude has been in the... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Come To Jesus Meeting

"Ok, ladies and gentlemen, we need to talk." This is how I started each class today. Not a big deal, but my goodness, we needed to talk. #shhhhhItalkyoulisten We've had this slow slide ofĀ positive behaviors and a slow rise in... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – A Week Off

I've not written in a week. #sowhat For some, that'sĀ not a big deal. For some, it's nothing to worry about. I'm worried. Why? Because I need to write. I need to outlet. I need the words on the page. I... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 31 – A Reflection of Writing

Well, we did, didn'tĀ we!?! 31 days of writing. 31 days of noticing the little things. 31 days of noticing emotions. 31 days of being in the moment. #31daysofcomplainingfrommystudents As I looked back at the past three years of "Day 31"... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 27 – A Writing Routine

What the heck is a writing routine? #askingforafriend I don'tĀ have one, thus, I'm writing about it. Makes sense in my mind, but whatever. The last few slices, I've scraped by, just getting my blog and commenting done before the cut... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 20 – Iowa SD30: A Big Inappropriate Finger Gesture

I'll bet for some of you, the title got you to click through! #titlesmatterkids While I wish I could say you'veĀ been "Rick Rolled" (Gotcha! If you don'tĀ know what this is, you are too old or too young.), this is actually... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 18 – Band Aids and Community

"Fine, I'll read the dang post." That's what I told myself last night as I read another slice about band-aidsĀ and story telling. #whatsthefussGus When reading something that has struck a nerve, I tend to read the comments first. They range... Continue Reading →

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