Hip Hip Hooray

Hip Hip HoorayIt was a mismatched dress silly spirit dayColorful clothes, stripes, socks, a wolf hat, and goggles wore proudlyHomeroom was filled with giggles, oohs and awes, for sure unsoundlyA Room 212 selfie was taken to capture this 3rd of May Hip Hip HoorayState testing is officially over todayNow it’s time to learn tricks of…… Continue reading Hip Hip Hooray

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Words have power.

Words have powerWords of wisdom shared from our guest slicer this weekThey can leave a lasting impactWriting has played a huge role in my own lifeWriting isn’t just a subject in school, it’s something that you will use in life I love slicing with my studentsSlicing is personalIt’s not for a gradeThere are no rights…… Continue reading Words have power.

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6:00 am

6:00 amMy alarm goes offIzzy* jumps on top of meHey mom! 6:00 amI sigh to myselfShould I hit the snooze button?Hey mom! 6:00 amTime to start my dayI hear birds chirping outside my window–even though it’s still darkHey mom! 6:00 amI want to hit snoozeAnd go back to bedBut Izzy continues to stand on top…… Continue reading 6:00 am

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My brain feels like mush

My brain feels like mushAdulting is hardSunshine is good for the soulLeaving your kids on cliffhangers during read aloud is funThe principal was our guest slicer todayI no longer have to eat in the closetHierarchies can be trickyHelping students manage their impulsivity has been exhaustingI miss my teaching partnerJuggling all the things can be trickyKids…… Continue reading My brain feels like mush

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Here Be Dragons

Readers, today I would like to teach you that the characters in our fantasy stories face many different kinds of dragons. Some dragons are literal, meaning the characters are actually fighting a real dragon, while others are metaphorical dragons. DingMy gaslight pops on againReminding me I have 20 more miles to emptyI heavy sighAnother dragon…… Continue reading Here Be Dragons

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The anxiety creeps in

The anxiety creeps inWill we go back down to three?The anxiety creeps inWhen will we know?The anxiety creeps inBefore summer? At the end?The anxiety creeps in

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Photographs can tell a story

“Izzy, do you have a sock? What are you doing over there?” “I didn’t do it. I didn’t take nothing, mom!” “Okay, okay. I did it. I took the sock.”

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It was…

It was a slow SundayIt was a homemade pancake & sausage SundayIt was a two nap kind of SundayIt was a windy walk with the dog SundayIt was a build with legos all over the house SundayIt was a late lunch and then a late dinner SundayIt was a quick trip to the grocery store…… Continue reading It was…

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