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What would you do if you were the Mayor?

Last Tuesday was Election Day, and Mayor was on the ticket here in Houston.  My students wrote about what they would do if they were Mayor.  Would our city be better off if they were in charge? “I will paint … Continue reading

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Straight face

I am constantly trying to get in the minds of kids; to understand what they are thinking and why they are thinking it.  In order for me to effectively communicate with my students, I have to speak a language that … Continue reading

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Figuring out Color

A new kid was on the horizon; my students saw him sitting in the office yesterday so they had at least a vague idea of what he looked like. This morning… Boy 1: Hey, where’s Donald? (the anticipated new kid) … 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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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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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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Debriefing

I didn’t find out about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School until after school on Friday.  My 5, 6, and 7 year old kids were already home safe, and I had the time to sit quietly and update myself … Continue reading

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