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#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 →

Civility – it’s a thing #SOL20

One of the many emails I've received this year was from Daniel Pink. He runs an email group where he sends out a short video every other week called "The Pinkcast". It's set to introduce us to an expert, give... Continue Reading →

Twitterverse vs. Real Life #SOL20

Good morning to all. One of the things I've read time and time again, if you are going to write, just do it. #sorryNike So, here I am, just doing it! This morning, I came across this thread dealing with... Continue Reading →

You Said What to Me? #SOL20

So there I was, sitting on my couch, a cup of tea beside me, with my "State of the Union Bingo Sheet" in front of me, and my computer nearby. It was the State of the Union, and by gosh,... 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 →

The Slice of Life Challenge is Coming!!

Note: I'm going through my drafts in preparation for the Two Writing Teachers "Slice of Life Challenge" when I got the notification that the blog for this challenge was posted! #excitedaboutwriting The Slice of Life Challenge is just that, a... Continue Reading →

When Adults Act Badly, We All Suffer…..#SOL20

The previous title of this was going to be "When The Social Media Warriors Start To Howl, We All Need To Think" because of a recent flare up of socialmediaitis around our little piece of heaven. But, it's more than... Continue Reading →

My One Little Word: Renew #SOL20 #OLW

Good morning and Happy New Year! Yes, the year is well on its way and already World War III has been trending, but I wish you the most joyous of years. It may seem lame, but what the heck? I'd... Continue Reading →

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