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“What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” #SOL21

First, welcome to Iowa, where the beer is colder in garage than it is in the fridge. Actually, if I had beer in the garage, they would have exploded all over the place by now! As I drove to work... Continue Reading →

My One Little Word: Clarity #OLW2021

This blog won't be very long as I really want to get this done on January 1. My life, in my humble opinion, is a mess of distractions and "SQUIRREL" moments. I feel like I get going on something, then,... 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 →

#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 →

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Angela Prendergast

Educator. Poet. Self-Help Writer.

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