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Better Writing Takes Time #SOL21

I just finished the article, "How to Streamline the Writing Process and Save Time" by David Gywn, a writer on Medium. My struggle with topics has been well documented, and this has given me things to think about! Side note,... Continue Reading →

#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 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 22 – A Random Thoughts Day

Last week, we got six inches of snow, a virtual learning day, and a shock to our system. Today, no snow on the ground, the grass is greening up, and we discovered two new calves in the pasture next to... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 19 – Good Dog News

I am trying to be positive, I am. I had my cranky girls in my homeroom do so some good work this morning. I was feeling going about my next hour class until I had a student tell me to... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 15 – We Don’t Need No Stinking Directions

Today, we got 6" - 7" inches of snow today. #thatswhatshesaid Stop it. Due to the fact we've already had a number of snow days, we prepared for a remote learning day. Our first quarter of school, we were remote.... Continue Reading →

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