Audacity of August Meets Realities of September

Audacity of August Meets Realities of September

The audacity of August (and really June and July) has met the realities of September! As the 2016-2017 year wound down, I found myself excited by my new found professional development (ie Twitter PLN).  Typically, I’d be looking forward to a nice summer “off” with a workshop or book skim sprinkled here and there.  But this off-season was shaping up differently. I was engaged by all these wonderful ideas to shift the way I taught. To rethink how I planned….

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Me and Mr. Feeny

Me and Mr. Feeny

Growing up through the ‘90s of course meant watching TV (for you young-ins this means real TV… not cable or Netflix with all the choices and conveniences) and that meant being able to experience one of the greatest things ever to hit the airwaves – “Boy Meets World”! IMDB.com  You had to love the crazy antics of Cory and Shawn.  And Cory’s older brother Eric was always good for a strangely odd laugh.  But a main story-line of the show…

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Ready for 2017-2018!??

Ready for 2017-2018!??

August 14th has arrived. While I’ve officially been back to work for two days, this being the first Monday makes it all the more real. So too does the fact that this evening is Meet the Teacher.  A new anxious and excited group of students and parents will come flowing into my classroom.   Ahh… the classroom.  As I look around Facebook (and my own building) at all the many Pintrest perfect rooms, mine can best be summed up as…

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Run… Jump… Hold Your Breath!

Run… Jump… Hold Your Breath!

When I was younger, my family would go to Lake Norfork in northern Arkansas for our family reunion (they still do but I don’t get there all that often anymore).  The lake is a wonderful place and it was great to go fishing and swimming with siblings and cousins.  There is also a high cliff at one campground that provides a quasi-safe point to leap off into the water.  We’d go there from time to time either by car or…

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