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Friday Thoughts: The World Needs More…..

It's the 28th of December, and I'm starting to think about school. Not much yet, but it's creeping back into my consciousness. Lessons, assessments, ranking, grading, professional development, all the while wondering, is this the right thing for my students?... Continue Reading →

From Our House to Yours…..

  It's been a heck of a year. I wanted to wish each of you, whether you are a regular or just stumbled over this hodge podge of messy writing, a Merry Christmas. And if Christmas isn't your thing, then... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Class Precepts

If you are a fan of the book, Wonder, then you know about class precepts. Mr. Browne would post one of these rules to live by each month and the students would discuss it, trying to gain their own meaning from the... Continue Reading →

Music Says What Words Cannot

Thankfully, this isn't a livestreamed blog post. We may need to take a couple of commercial breaks for tissues! I came from a vocal music program in Dunkerton, that was stellar. Our teacher, Marsha Nichols, was about 5'3" and was "that" teacher,... Continue Reading →

Plot Twist #SOL17

Yesterday, I posted a blog that I started on Saturday about a 100 day challenge. I had laid out some personal goals and felt good, going three of three with days of exercise. Nothing big and bad, but a couple... Continue Reading →

#SOL17 Challenge – Day 12 – Annversary

23 years ago today, we got married. It was a cold, crisp winter Satuday. My mother-in-law was up in arms for months with "what if" questions. What if it snowed? What if it was too cold? What if people couldn't... Continue Reading →

Go Cubs Go! #flytheW #cubs #CubsWin #WorldSeries

I give you the World Champion Chicago Cubs:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NndM9JhLub4   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=VPB0UMVTlj8   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nApTGkLd2hs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4LrTkWq9jU   70 Newspapers Announce Cubs World Series Win Cubs No Longer the "Loveable Losers"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36nmi-34wQE&feature=youtu.be   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Yb3qCa7TQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9XtDyDUjIU   As I keep finding... Continue Reading →

Welcome December

Yup, December 2 for the "Welcome December" blog post. Bah humbug! 🙂 As I think about December a couple of things jump out: I must be getting old, because it seems like school just started and we are in the... Continue Reading →

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