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Sunday Salutations: “The Awesome Sixth Grade Team”

Today was our last day of school for the year. Teachers had the day to shut their rooms down, get checked out, and just enjoy the fact that we've survived a very difficult year. I spend the year getting to know... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: An Accomplishment Worth Noting

Good morning my soggy, rain drenched, storm weary friends! We are getting hammered with repeated storms, not as bad as our friends further south, but apparently there was a pretty good hail storm last night! My garden is about three... Continue Reading →

Weary #SOL19

I'm weary. Yes, I'm a teacher, and this is that time of year where it's all we can do to keep our own sanity and that of our students. I'm trying to cut Diet Coke out of my diet as... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – The Emotion of Waiting

This was meant for my weekly post to the Two Writing Teachers "Slice of Life" post on Tuesday, but, as you'll read, life got in the way! 🙂 I cannot express enough how much I enjoy the above mentioned site. If... 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 – Noticing Joy

Welp, we aren't 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 31 – A Reflection of Writing

Well, we did, didn't we!?! 31 days of writing. 31 days of noticing the little things. 31 days of noticing emotions. 31 days of being in the moment. #31daysofcomplainingfrommystudents As I looked back at the past three years of "Day 31"... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 30 – Just Another Day

Saturday. March 30th. Just another day. Familiar topics. Basketball. Teaching. Family. Today, we spent the day in my wife's classroom. We slept in, had a slow morning, and took off up to her classroom. Why her room? Supposedly, there was  ESPN... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 29 – A Writing Routine: Part Deux

First, yesterday, my blog got viewed by someone from Nepal. One of the reasons I love WordPress is that I can not only see how many views something has, but where (relatively) they are from. Nepal?? Seriously?? How cool is... Continue Reading →

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