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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 →

#SOLC – Day 12 – #26

With all the craziness going on over the last 24 hour with Covid-19, today, it won't be the focus of this blog. #comeondoit Nope, 26 years ago, I married an amazing woman, a woman well above my pay grade. She's... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 8 – Finding Happy

Today was a day about finding the happy going into next week. Since Christmas, our class has been different: rude, disrespectful to each other, to us, and other teachers, apathetic, and just plain ornery. Now, this certainly is not the... Continue Reading →

Charleston: Day Two – Fort Sumter #SOL19

We started today like we would the rest of the week at The Meeting Street Inn, with a gorgeous breakfast. Today options: fresh pineapple and canalope, yogurt with blueberries and strawberries, topped with granola, scrambled eggs and sausage patties, and... Continue Reading →

A blog from the past: We Are On A Special Kind of Team

I've been looking back at my writing. Some of it's drivel, but some of it hits messages that I try to talk to my students about in class. This one is five years old (damn) but the message is one... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Noticing Joy

Welp, we aren'tĀ challenged to write every day, but I'm still noticing things around me   #wheresmydangnotebook Today, it's happiness, because I need a jolt of that right now. So, what I've noticed recently: First and foremost, the Iowa Hawkeye Women's... 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 13 – Guest Teaching

Just to be clear, I love teaching middle school. I love the crappy attitudes that really say "I need you", I love the smell of body odor and Axe in the morning, I love the quirky "I need to find... Continue Reading →

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