Are You Being Helpful or Harmful?

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It's time for change once again. Yes...change. Again. Y'all...this year has just been a year of constant change. Change in the structure of our class time. Change in student grouping. Change in staff. Lots of change. Let me start by saying I have some AH-mazing kiddos. Some of them … [Continue reading]

A Fresh Start

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Maybe it's just me...but I'm a *little* glad to have 2017 behind me. Although not a bad year by any means, by the end, I was just ready for a new year. A fresh start. An empty slate. Isn't that what New Years are all about? Starting over. Being a better version of your current self. Setting goals … [Continue reading]

Merging the Old with the New

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Hey, y'all! Things are starting to settle down a bit, and I'm feeling more confident with my routines. It's November. It's totally time! Thanks for all the words of encouragement on my last post. It's nice to know that we all have years where we need to shake things up. And it sounds like, for … [Continue reading]

New Kids on the Block

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I know. It's been a long time since I've written. Y'all...I'm tired. It's been one of those years. The dreaded ones. The ones where you feel like you're running in quicksand. You're making all the moves but not going anywhere. Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe my mental state by 3:00 … [Continue reading]

Launching Writer’s Workshop

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Well...hello, friends! Long time no see! I AM still alive...it's just that life hit me and I haven't had the energy to stop in and say hello. So...here goes! We just started our 4th week of school. We've been busy at work getting things up and going in our writing classroom. The first … [Continue reading]

A Week of FUN Review!

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Last week...as in the week BEFORE Spring Break...my class participated in Game Show Review. (I've created a second set of Game Show Review...you can scroll to the bottom for the link.)  In my last post, you saw several kiddos having the time of their lives. Well...it continued for the rest of the … [Continue reading]