Monthly Archives: January 2012

Midpoint

The 2nd quarter is done.  3rd quarter here I come. I’ve made it half-way through the year. Wowee. Advertisements

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Good phone calls

Today was another -eh- kind of day.  Kid meanness.  Schedule changes.  No prep.  Kid tantrums.  I felt frustrated and tired and grumpy come 3:00. This time, my antidote was good phone calls.  I called about 10 families–all who have wonderful … Continue reading

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Aliens?

Today I felt like a terrible teacher because I quite simply could not convince my class that what I was trying to say was important enough for them to listen.  Summary: They would not stop talking!  This has got to … Continue reading

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To-Do Lists

Every Sunday night, once I have gotten most of what I need to get done for the week done, I sit down and begin to write my Monday morning to-do list.  I have always been a to-do list maker.  I … Continue reading

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Appreciation

In my attempt to create a warm, compassionate classroom, and to show my kids that in fact they do care for and about each other even when they don’t realize it, we do “appreciations” in the last 5 minutes before … Continue reading

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Angry

I’ve been thinking about when exactly I find myself feeling angry while teaching– not frustrated or exhausted (those happen all the time), but really truly mad.  Last night I came to the realization that the times I feel angriest are … Continue reading

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What did you do over break?

Most of my kids had rather predictable answers to the question–watched tv, played with my brother, played outside. Two notables: “My family went to Applebees and we ate a lot a lot a lot.  So much that I was full … Continue reading

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