Monthly Archives: November 2016

Muscle memory and beginners mind

I began the first round of testing with students today. It is a pre test (an optional test) that is suppose to help teachers track students learning and also give our third graders a chance to know what the spring … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? Girl fiction

Swing Sideways was one of those books I read a review of a while ago. Thought it sounded good and put it on my library list. It came in this last week so I thought- a quick read I will … Continue reading

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One Little Word – 2016 coming to an end – maybe

Each January I join a whole group of teachers, writers and bloggers (The Two Writing Teachers Blog) who choose One Little Word that will guide the year for each of us. Some of us choose a word out of thin … Continue reading

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It’s the little things that can help!

The days have been hard with so much large thinking and wonderings about our country, and the beautiful people who make up this melting pot of friends. There are moments that it becomes just to much. Yesterday I walked over … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? mysteries

The beach book of mysteries is where I have been spending my time. The fall has been hard (health, election season, on and on). When things get hard books can be an escape into another world. I want an easy … Continue reading

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Stepping Away

I had planned to skip writing today. I am tired of the election and the negative emotions it has brought forth. I know at some point I can find the value in all this stuff –┬áthere are issues now out … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? historical fiction

This has been a long season of election material in the news. It has been history making for sure. It has also let me know that as a nation we have lost touch with our history and our government. There … Continue reading

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