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The Best Therapy #SOL22

Learning about Irish Cream Last weekend was the 16th Annual Iowa Irish Fest. The usual suspects were there: The Screaming Orphans, Gaelic Storm, the great food, smiles, laughter, but missing, my daughters. #WHAT Each messaged us, within minutes of each... Continue Reading →

Today Was a Good Day

I got to play basketball with my students. I got to play soccer with my students. I got to watch my students play. I got to watch my students interact with each other. Best of all, I got to see... 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 →

Tomfoolery Is Afoot.

Today is my birthday. #ugh I've never been a big birthday celebrator because growing up, birthdays were typically a very low key event in our house. Two-layer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting (thank you Mom!), a few presents, maybe a... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 5 – Delight

Honestly, playing off of yesterday's blog about music, when I heard the word delight, I immediately think of the song "Groove is in the Heart" by the music group Deee-Lite. #focusmanfocus This delight, though, is the actual delight. Webster's Dictionary... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thinking: A Season in Review

Our 8th grade girls basketball season finished up in December and I'm not quite sure how I feel about this fact. This is the first year in four years, and the second in 15 years that I won't be coach... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – An Afternoon To Celebrate Us

Today was one of our "Leader in Me" trips. In the past, these were called "Tigerhawk Reward" trips, trips to celebrate the good things done during school. They gave students a bit of a break and gave teachers a chance... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 28 – With Friends Like This

Way back in the day, we had a third grade teacher who had a tarantula named Harry. Harry was a bright spider who figured out that if he jumped up against his the top of his cage, he could move... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 23 – And the Beat Goes On

Like I said yesterday, we are in Iowa City to watch the Iowa Women's Basketball team play two games, which is a pretty cool thing. We are also down here to drop off our daughter at Iowa. Right now, we... Continue Reading →

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