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Share the Gouda

I don’t do a lot of decorating in my classroom, but this year I put up a cheese board for Share the Gouda. I did this because we have an initiative at my school to get kids thinking positive and sharing good … Continue reading

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Expansion Trailers in the Field

  

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Running Lanes in School Hallways?

One of my least favorite duties as a teacher is making sure that kids are not running…even when they are outside. I understand. We are trying to keep kids safe. Less kids in the nurse’s office for skinned knees and collisions … Continue reading

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Zubert, A Picture Book

Here are the top 5 reasons why I love Zubert, a picture book written by Charlie Sutcliffe. The illustrations drew me to this book as it stood on display atop a bookshelf. On the cover, the clouds seemed to have … Continue reading

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Smiles, Chuckles, Etc.

During the first week of school I have been noticing -big brothers and sisters helping their younger siblings get to their classes. -that the kids are getting taller and I am getting shorter. -lots of smiles. -parents relieved to see their … Continue reading

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Vegas Skies Fall 2013

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Smiles, Chuckles, Etc.

Student bursts into the room, “I’m hot like a lightbulb!” Other students cheer, “Simile! Simile!” “Miss M, in case my hair gets too poofy today, I brought an emergency headband.” A student on the way to class in the morning … Continue reading

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Computer Programming Crash Course for Kids Itching to Scratch

A couple of weeks ago my portable classroom dropped to 39 degrees Fahrenheit. During a rare Autumn hard freeze, the heater broke, and I wasn’t allowed to start a campfire to compensate. I had to find a place to teach … Continue reading

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Smiles, Chuckles, Etc.

A student walks into my classroom and says… “It smells so good in here! It smells like a new box of toys!”  The next day a student laughs and says…  “Miss M I almost called you grandma.” I reminded him … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts Back to School/Work

My first day back to work was different. I wasn’t bombarded with test scores and data. I wasn’t overwhelmed with new curriculum and standards. Not what I expected and a huge relief. We were given a message. Failure is okay. … Continue reading

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