Monthly Archives: September 2013

Trials of Being a Teacher

When did it become acceptable for kids to be rude? Over the past few years, I have noticed a steep increase in disrespectful behavior in children. As a teacher, I see this inappropriate behavior both at school, and in my … Continue reading

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We Must Have Angered The Gods!

Over the past few weeks we have spent about $5,600, and I feel like I have absolutely nothing to show for it!  I have always been one of those people who scopes out good deals and plans far in advance … Continue reading

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Milestones

My family is experiencing a sequence of life milestones. It is exciting and stressful all at the same time. I can’t help but reflect over the last 20-25 years as we are facing major life changes. Today, Friday, September 13, … Continue reading

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Slow Down To Catch Up

As a reading intervention teacher I constantly have to remind myself to slow down so my students can catch up. I have to balance the sense of urgency to bring the students up to grade level in reading, with what … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books

I am the Battle of the Books coach again this year at my elementary school. In my opinion, it is the best club offered. In what other club can 5th and 6th graders read twelve incredible novels, discuss them with … Continue reading

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