August 19, 2018

               

       

        Am I the only person who feels like we never left for the summer?  I suspect you guys may feel differently since you are in a different school and a different classroom with different peopl...

May 26, 2018

  The last few weeks of school are always the toughest for me, and I know they are the toughest for my students as well.  As a mother who has children attending school in a neighboring county on a different schedule, it is especially tough to leave my boys to come to s...

May 21, 2018

       Before I begin this post, I want to provide a blanket apology regarding my poor professional decisions this week.  After all, how can I be held responsible for this temporary lapse in judgment when the fumes of the saltwater are luring me like a siren-call to th...

May 14, 2018

         

     Man Oh Man! This year Mother's Day weekend falls in the same week as Teacher Appreciation.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  I will refrain from drawing a Venn Diagram here, but I still want to point out some obvious similarities....

May 5, 2018

      For teachers, the first Friday in May is a euphoric feeling.  Don't misunderstand.  I love each of you more than I can say, but that doesn't mean that the first Friday in May doesn't still make me smile with delight.  It is a little glimmer of light to remind all...

April 28, 2018

              Today we celebrated the life and legacy of Harper Lee.  It was a great break from the testing insanity. I was amazed at the truckload of culinary delights you guys brought to honor this literary giant.  I am not sure how Harper Lee felt about Doritos, but...

April 23, 2018

             

And here we are again: back where we started at the beginning of the year with a Socratic seminar.  This past week you guys participated in a pinwheel discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird.  In doing so, you all did what At...

April 16, 2018

               

           This week you guys took the FSA reading. Next week you will take Geometry. Some of you will take Algebra, and the following week you will take Biology.  In other words, you will have four weeks of testing.  I...

April 8, 2018

               

                  This week we read the trial scene of Tom Robinson.  In doing so, many of you participated in your first reader's theaters.  You volunteered to read the role of the most prominent characters in this sce...

April 1, 2018

               

               It is 12:18 a.m.  It seems this is the time I do my best or worst writing. I can never really tell which one, until the next day when the clarity of daylight helps me de...