Category Archives: Year 2

So glad it’s not Year 1 anymore.

I love coffee dates

I love coffee dates.  I can’t think of many more productive ways to use my time than to catch up with someone while sipping something delicious.  I feel so inspired after an hour or so of sitting across from a … Continue reading

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On and off

When it comes to thinking about and planning for next year during this lovely period of summer vacation, I seem to function like a light switch.  There are two options. On Off By that I mean this: Yesterday, I sat … Continue reading

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Blank stares

This year, I’m teaching summer school.  It’s the first time I’ve done it, and it has undoubtedly brought up some interesting reflections.  I have six students in my class, all who just finished first grade.  Going in, I thought “6 … Continue reading

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Mailboxes of Kindness

So many things from summer camp life could transfer into and enhance classroom life.  I really should remember that more often.  Bring the joy and community of summer to the rest of the year? Yes, please. One thing I have … Continue reading

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Corndogs

Corndog day is the worst.  The smell is completely overwhelming, and when it’s combined with the visual of naked, picked-at, rubbery, pink pseudo-meat being waved in the air on sticks, lunchtime becomes truly nauseating. I have one student in my … Continue reading

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What do I do?

I’ve had a couple of long days of parent-teacher conferences.  Lots of engaging conversations, lots of excitement about growth, lots of reflection.  I am proud to report that with a bit of cajoling, I managed to meet with 100% of … Continue reading

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Comparing

One of my favorite tasks is comparing student work from the beginning of the year to their work at the end.  Today was a teacher work day, which meant I had the day to clean, sort, organize, prepare, and compare.  … Continue reading

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