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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

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“Why can’t we just read?” #SOL

That's been the mantra of my eighth graders the last couple of days during reading/language arts class. We started The Light in the Forest and the first time we did a little writing activity, the cry went up: Why can't we just... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought: A Literacy Challenge

It's been a while since I've felt like writing one of these.  I won't belabor the difficult school year I've had, but after a while, finding a happy thought to write about became a struggle. Last weekend, I spend some... Continue Reading →

It Takes Time, But We’ll Get There

Tonight, we tried our first "Literacy Open House", similar to a open house we had last year with math.  All of our elementary teachers worked on some kind of literacy topic, preparing a 15 minute presentation that would hold three... Continue Reading →

And Now, Something Completely Different

Monday's post was a bit of bummer to write. Today, something completely different! 🙂 We've struggled mightily with figuring out the ELA section of the Common Core like most have.  It's very broad, not overly specific, and just hard to wrap my... Continue Reading →

Perspective Anyone?

I do enjoy our PLC time because we have a chance to dig into our data, see what we are doing well and what needs to be focused on.  This last Wednesday we did just that, dug into our last... Continue Reading →

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