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Aug 17 2010

Year 4, day 1

When I really think that this is my 4th year at my school, it boggles my mind. I was thinking about all the teachers at my school and there are only 5 classroom teachers, 2 specials teachers, 2 coaches, 2 title 1 teachers and 1 support staff who have been there longer than I have.…

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Aug 13 2010

Classroom prep

I got a new classroom this year, and I must admit that I got downgraded big time. I’m in a classroom with no windows, about 2/3 of the size of my last room. I am in the front hallway, 2 doors past the office, so we get a lot of traffic walking past. I am…

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Dec 19 2007

His heart is in the right place

I have a student who has been on my mind lately and I’m not really sure if I’m doing everything right with him.  He came in the middle of the school year.  When I met him I had a bad feeling about him.  I felt so guilty about my bad feeling that I tried to…

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Dec 08 2007

Ms. D’s postcard project

If you know me then you know about my love of postcards.  I am sharing that love with my students.  We are participating in www.postcrossing.comand we are trading postcards with people all over the world.  We have sent out our first 5 cards and one of them has already been received.  We are eagerly awaiting…

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Dec 06 2007

New toilet

We had a major plumbing emergency yesterday when our (only) toilet began to gush water and caused a bit of a flood in our bathroom.  Turns out that there were two huge cracks in the tank which couldn’t be repaired.  So….we got a new toilet!  It looks fantastic!  The old one had probably been around…

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Dec 05 2007

Terra Nova and the new kid

Today I prepared to administer my very first standardized test EVAH.  Terra Nova is a national standardized test and we are taking it as a precursor to the big MAP test in April.  There are all sorts of crazy rules, such as the tests could not leave the tiny bitty conference room until 15 minutes…

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Nov 28 2007

Mama duck

I believe that I have developed my reputation as the Mama Duck of the third grade.  There are 4 third grade teachers at my school, and 2 are male.  Not to play on stereotypes, but the male teachers are not really the most loving toward the students.  (Fun, sure!  And of course they care about their students but…

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According to a website, which allows you to type in your blog address and churns out an humiliating icon for you to display on your blog.  No thank you, ma’am.  I don’t need that kind of humiliation.  Not only is my blog poorly written, but I think it’s not  funny.  Not because funny things don’t…

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Nov 03 2007

Good news for a change

Setting aside, for a moment, the fact that I had a kid pee his pants today with no warning, and then lie to his mom about how he begged me to go use the restroom and mean, Ms. D refused to grant him the privilege.  Then, I got an angry phone call from mom, who…

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Apr 26 2007

Movin’ on up

Cincinnati = Skyline chili St. Louis = Panera Bread (aka St. Louis Bread Company)  I think I’m moving up in the world.

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