Ten Things Thursday

Each school year in my room begins with 6th graders reading Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. It lends itself well to teaching the concept of summarizing, characters, character arcs, plot and even the most challenged readers feel excited when they realize they can read and finish a book on their own. (It's rare …

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Monday Musings

The first of November inevitably begins with the disbelief that it's November. For some, the year has gone too fast. For others with a love for the rush and bustle of the holiday season, too slow. For me, like Goldilocks, November feels just right. This first week of the month gives us a place to …

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Friday Funnies

I'm running on fumes today, and with trick-or-treat being last night (and kids being loaded to the gills and backpacks with candy today), I am getting through in whatever way I can. === This meme summarizes my yesterday so perfectly, I almost think Pinterest was listening to my conversations. It probably did, knowing social media …

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Sunday Reflections

The most I will need at any time in these months to stay warm is a hoodie, maybe a long sleeved something, and my insulation. I wish the whole year had the sunlight of late June with the temperatures of late November.