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8th Grade Problems #SOL22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI #startingoffwithalittledrama Oh you betcha! We are working on problem-solving in my technology class and with that, we need problems! 🙂 So, today, we listed our problems. It was fascinating what 8th graders look at as their problems. Honestly, I... Continue Reading →

So What Did You Do Tonight? #SOL22

Me, I played "Santa the Barbarian", reading the introduction to a song played by our sixth grade band. Never a dull moment in the life of a middle school teacher!

#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 →

#SOLC21 – Day 24 – Somedays are Dumpster Fires

Holy. Hell. Our schedule has been tweaked this year because of Covid and we have a 12:20 dismissal on Wednesday to work with online students which has been a pleasant surprise. The day didn't start well at home, and progressed... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 22 – A Random Thoughts Day

Last week, we got six inches of snow, a virtual learning day, and a shock to our system. Today, no snow on the ground, the grass is greening up, and we discovered two new calves in the pasture next to... Continue Reading →

A Tiny Ray of Sunshine #SOL20

I'm tired. I get home and grading papers just seems like too much. I get home and it's difficult to sit down in front of the TV, let alone think about school. Mask, no mask, obnoxious behavior, not feeling a... Continue Reading →

The Joy of the Mile

Today, my sixth grade homeroom is running the mile during PE and they are NOT happy about it. #itmademesmile I went out to my truck to grab my mid-morning snack and there they were, running around the track, some looking... Continue Reading →

Don’t Ask Me About School #SOL20

This last weekend, we did three dairy shows in three days. #WTFman I know, it was A LOT of work, especially with heat indices over 100 degrees and three hours of sleep per night. I'm sure I've written about this... Continue Reading →

Three Big Rocks #SOL20

During our Leader in Me lesson, Habit 3, Put First Things First, asks us to just that, to put first those things in our lives that are super important. There a video out there of Steven Covey with a volunteer... Continue Reading →

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