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The Best Christmas Gift Ever #SOL21

Ok, this is just silly, but I need silly right now. Our President is about to be impeached AGAIN, our governor has basically said kids must get back to school without listening to teachers, and my world is spinning out... Continue Reading →

My One Little Word: Clarity #OLW2021

This blog won't be very long as I really want to get this done on January 1. My life, in my humble opinion, is a mess of distractions and "SQUIRREL" moments. I feel like I get going on something, then,... Continue Reading →

A Snowstorm? It’s 2020, Why Now? #SOL20

It's 10:45 PM central time and the "winter storm" has fizzled out. #booooooo I love a good winter storm. This one dropped 4" - 5" of snow with a little wind. The thing I love about storms like this, the... Continue Reading →

2020: A Scrambled Season

I'm in bread making mode right now, waiting for my first batch to finish rising. It's a labor of love for those who I work with as I give a loaf of bread and a jar of salsa. This year... Continue Reading →

Vote. Just Go Vote. #SOL20

Today is my second favorite day of the election cycle! Election Day! Our day to cast our vote for the men and women we feel will lead our country forward. What is my favorite day of the election cycle, you... Continue Reading →

A Tiny Ray of Sunshine #SOL20

I'm tired. I get home and grading papers just seems like too much. I get home and it's difficult to sit down in front of the TV, let alone think about school. Mask, no mask, obnoxious behavior, not feeling a... Continue Reading →

A Thank you, 700, and Frost #SOL20

First, I need to right a wrong. Last week, I got a bunch of writing books in the mail and I tweeted out: https://twitter.com/AnIowaTeacher/status/1313100577421897728 I had no idea where this group of quality books came from, though I had my... Continue Reading →

She Really Loves Me #SOL20

This is what my wife brought home for me. We've both been stressed about teaching, both being full time face to face. Her 12 transitional kindergarteners and my 76 sixth graders (plus multiple interactions with other kids/grade levels) have us... Continue Reading →

Fairs – Covid Style #SOL20

Hello blog (and those who read it)! Long time, no words, which is sad because I've had SO MANY words to say since I last wrote. The problem is, many of them have not been appropriate, thus my blog has... Continue Reading →

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