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How We Made Our 100th day of School Part of Geniushour

We have always celebrated our 100th Day of School with a museum exhibit of our collections. At my school we have a nice space to display the collections and we invite all members of our school community to come and … Continue reading

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January begins with #Geniushour

We came back to school on Monday, January 6th, 2014 after a two week winter break. Part of my Morning Message on the SMARTBOARD: This afternoon we will have #geniushour. The excitement was palpable as the children “turned and talked” … Continue reading

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#Geniushour In Kindergarten

This has been an exciting and adventurous week in my classroom. Johnny Appleseed inspired our week long science lesson about “Apples In Water” as the children hypothesized and brainstormed ideas why the apple weight of the three different configurations of … Continue reading

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Teaching Also A Craft

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve put pencil to paper to share my thinking. Not that I haven’t been “thinking” and reflecting but time rushes by as I visit my grandkids and continue to sub, having an opportunity to … Continue reading

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When A Chat Is More Than A Chat

I look forward to my regular chats on Twitter.  It often feels like face to face (f2f) conversations  with friends in the lunch room at school.  When I am lucky enough to stumble upon unexpected chats, I lurk, watch, listen and when … Continue reading

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Spring Break: We’re Ready

It’s time for Spring Break. I think I’m ready. So much to think about as I wind down my school year and my role as a classroom teacher. But I rush it. First to backtrack on these last few weeks … Continue reading

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Finding Your “WHY”

It’s been an interesting week and a half. After an invigorating week of subbing when school resumed in January, I came down with a cold, a virus that knocked me out. Just beginning to feeling back to my old self. … Continue reading

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Framing School As An Adventure

Who would have thought I’d be spending the first week after “Winter Break” subbing. Well here I was, the substitute in first grade, Monday through Thursday and then in kindergarten on Friday! To say it was tiring, exhilarating, filled with … Continue reading

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Preventive Care: Sketch Out

This crazy thought percolated in my head as I scratched and scratched my awful spider bites. Oh I know, don’t shout at me, I should not be doing that! But, but I made a mistake. Not earth shattering, nothing that … Continue reading

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“Focus, Focus”, I Say.

I sometimes wonder with amazement the words I’ve spoke to my students through the years either in frustration, in amusement, in curiosity or in bewilderment. I’d love to say that they were always sensitive, on target and correct; wise pronouncements filled … Continue reading

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