Monthly Archives: January 2013

I have to remember.

I have to remember that he doesn’t want to start his day with a reprimand.  But it’s hard when he’s loudly wreaking havoc in the gathering area. I have to remember that he doesn’t want to leave the group on … Continue reading

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100 days

On Thursday, we celebrated the 100th day of school.  Not that it isn’t a monumental occasion, but it amazed me that starting around day 65, my students began exclaiming how we were so close to 100.  Nearly every morning at … Continue reading

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Our Creed

“We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not … Continue reading

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What about boys?

“But how can boys be living things if they don’t reproduce?” Awesome.  Stellar.  Truly.  What a question!  How would you answer it on your feet?

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Dancing

My wonderful sister-in-law and dear friend is a first year art teacher in Chicago, working incredibly hard to bring creative spirit and art-loving to her sometimes-angry-on-the-outside students.  I love hearing about her ideas, her plans, and her projects.  Her job … Continue reading

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Non-Urgent Conversations

Until today, I’ve never talked about cancer with my students.  Thankfully, I’ve never had any urgent need to do so.  Today I had my first non-urgent reason; our school is participating in a program called “Pennies for Patients,” (http://www.schoolandyouth.org/school/Controller?action=loadContent&itemid=91060) in … Continue reading

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Fantastic

A few days ago, I was chatting with a teacher friend while making my school-is-starting-soon-have-to-make-a-to-do-list to-do list.  I asked, “When in our teaching career will we feel like we did such an awesome job in the first half of the … Continue reading

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