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A Teacher’s Summer Vacation

What do teachers do over summer vacation?  I can really only speak for myself, but I find that I am thinking of school.  All.  The.  Time.  No matter what I’m doing, it’s always there running around in the back of my mind.  Last year I transitioned back into the classroom after five years of teaching reading …

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Fifteen Down…

After three grueling weeks of school, we are enjoying our first break.  Our county fair is the week of Labor Day and with so many students participating in 4-H, FFA, and other fair activities, local schools have had this week off for as long as I can remember.  It’s actually a great week to go …

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School Daze

Here we are, August 1st, just 12 days before school begins.  Actually, the students have 12 days.  We teachers only have seven.  Seven more official days of summer vacation are left, although most of the teachers in my building have already been working in their rooms.  I will be teaching second grade and have a new …

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Inspired by Pinterest

So I saw this cuuute t-shirt on Pinterest. At my school, the teachers wear jeans on Fridays, so I’ve been looking for some nice t-shirts that won’t look too dressed-down.  When I saw this on Pinterest, I thought it would be a nice little tutorial.  I clicked on the link, and found that I could …

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Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Second Grade

I like that title, don’t you?  They’ve been re-using that old Chevrolet jingle this summer during baseball games, and it came to me one day that “second grade” was a perfect replacement for “Chevrolet.”  Even more perfect since I will be teaching second grade this fall.  I’m very excited about the change, and just a …

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February Digest

February came and went in a flash.  I began the month firmly in the grip of a very nasty three-week head cold.  I was trying not to miss school because I had just missed two days staying home with my sick daughter, but I finally had to give in.  On a Thursday evening, I came …

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(Don’t) Look at Me!

Attention-starved I’m not.  If I could have figured out how to have a wedding without being the center of attention, I would have done it.  When I was in 4-H and took sewing projects, at the end of the summer we had to participate in the Fashion Review and model our outfits.  Are you kidding …

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Ode to a Snow Day

I think that I shall chance to say There’s nothing lovely as a snow day. The call that comes on early morn “Go back to bed, the ground’s adorned With snow or ice or nasty slush. For the buses it is too much.” The kids rejoice, the teachers sigh, And eyes will turn to-ward the …

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