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#SOLC20 – Day 31 – Ummm, What Just Happened Here?

This is to be a celebratory post, the end of 31 straight day of writing!! #goodjob #nicelydone #wowthatisgreat However, on March 15th, that celebration was muted and our lives changed, changed forever by something that is not alive, or at... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 25 – Ups and Down Come With the Territory

Today, we "met" with our students. #sixfeetapart I say met, but it was over our computers. We put Google Meet to the test of 80 kids, five teachers, and one administrator. Well, we invited everyone but got 35 kids, five... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 10 – Should We Stay or Should We Go Now?

Last year, our 8th graders (7th graders then) were charged to be the first class on an annual trip to Washington D.C.  They've have spent an enormous amount of time and energy fundraising towards this adventure. Pizza cards, concessions stands,... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 9 – Visitors

I'm writing this very quickly because this just needs to be documented!  😂 We've had two class periods, then my students got to the exploratory classes (they are in art right now), so my classroom is empty. I usually turn... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 2 – Mom to the Rescue

In 2016, our daughter got her first internship at Rockwell Collins as a freshman. It was quite a shock to her AND us, and it also meant she needed transportation. The plan for both daughters, once you enter your junior... Continue Reading →

Building Community #SOL20

Today, there was so much to write about I was stuck! Caucusing (a great experience) The State of the Union (probably tomorrow because I'm ticked) General tomfoolery at school (typical for February) But today, it's about building community. My wife... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Trust

Today in class, we had a real life experience with trust. #uhoh We have impulsive boys. I know, shocking, right (we also have impulsive girls, so let it be🙂)? As with almost every year, I look at my class list,... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thinking: A Season in Review

Our 8th grade girls basketball season finished up in December and I'm not quite sure how I feel about this fact. This is the first year in four years, and the second in 15 years that I won't be coach... Continue Reading →

A Win, but Not #SOL19

We've been playing terrible basketball in our first four games. I pride myself and our teams on playing good, solid defense. We've not done that, allow teams to score around 35 points per game. In the last three years, I've... Continue Reading →

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