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Friday Thoughts: An Accomplishment Worth Noting

Good morning my soggy, rain drenched, storm weary friends! We are getting hammered with repeated storms, not as bad as our friends further south, but apparently there was a pretty good hail storm last night! My garden is about three... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – An Afternoon To Celebrate Us

Today was one of our "Leader in Me" trips. In the past, these were called "Tigerhawk Reward" trips, trips to celebrate the good things done during school. They gave students a bit of a break and gave teachers a chance... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Come To Jesus Meeting

"Ok, ladies and gentlemen, we need to talk." This is how I started each class today. Not a big deal, but my goodness, we needed to talk. #shhhhhItalkyoulisten We've had this slow slide of┬ápositive behaviors and a slow rise in... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – A Week Off

I've not written in a week. #sowhat For some, that's┬ánot a big deal. For some, it's nothing to worry about. I'm worried. Why? Because I need to write. I need to outlet. I need the words on the page. I... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 26 – A Grumpy Slice With A More Happy Ending

I had this really grouchy, ugly slice ready to go. It's been a terrible day from about the start of the school day to where we are right now. However, I read an article about Iowa men's basketball (go figure)... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 13 – Guest Teaching

Just to be clear, I love teaching middle school. I love the crappy attitudes that really say "I need you", I love the smell of body odor and Axe in the morning, I love the quirky "I need to find... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: A Butt Chewing and Reflection

Hello my blog! Just a little lapse to deal with students are a frantically trying to turn my hair gray and trying to get me sick (many many students out sick in 6th grade). Empty nesting, it's not for the... Continue Reading →

Just Breathe #SOL18

Well, I've missed my last two Friday blogs, not for lack of trying, but for lack of energy. Last week, I was in bed at 8:30, and it's been 9:30 for a while now. I don't have a TV show... Continue Reading →

8th Grade Basketball 2018 #SOL18

I've been blessed of the last couple of years to have teams who have been gifted with some amazing talent, and their records have reflected this. Basketball has come easy to these girls and it shows. #twogreatseasons Walking into this... Continue Reading →

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