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56-58 The Final Score...

Saturday, March 05, 2011

My high school team just lost the basketball game taking away the chance to go to region. Dang! I'm so disappointed. It was a good game, but I wanted my boys to win so badly.

  
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WRITINGBLUEHAWK 3/12/2011 11:12AM

    It sure can be tough to watch kids work hard only to experience disappointment. Still, its an important lesson in life and I'm sure that one day, they'll experience the thrill of victory instead of the agony of defeat.

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Well... On to another chapter in the "Life of Teaching"

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Yesterday my 7th grade students completed the state-mandated Writing Test and I know they all worked extra hard and tried their best.
Today, the students were required to take a practice Math test.
Well, since so many were tired from yesterday, I suppose they felt, "Dang! Didn't I just finish testing yesterday?"
Why can't they seem to understand that each day is a new one where it is not the end of an era, but the beginning of a new chapter. I think I'm going to tell them that, too.
Isn't that life?
We work so hard to accomplish goals then we must understand that our true purpose is to be kind. Love others. Respect nature, and survive w/o compromising our integrity. Maybe I'm the one who is confused.
Middle school students tend to have that effect on the adult brain at times. (Head scratch moment)
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Oh well... I still love those little rascals... "Mini-adults trapped in elementary minds" emoticon

  
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YORHYNESS 3/3/2011 9:53AM

    What a flashback! I actually remember taking that 7th grade wrting test. I have been preaching some of those same words to my senior in high school. I love it that you enjoy what you do and are able to draw from your own life experiences to teach them. They are lucky to have you as a teacher. :-)

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Virtual Reality

Saturday, February 19, 2011

After attending a Gifted/Talented training, I was truly enlightened about how our children rely heavily on technology and media. Many are even raised by media images.
Of course being a parent and teacher, this struck me as being incredibly disheartening. Where are the parents who look forward to attending parent-teacher meetings, homeroom moms [dads, too]. I want to see some of the old school methods of hands-on parenting not obsolete.
Am I asking for too much?. Turning the pages of a new book and even reading the Acknowledgements (or am I the only one who does that?) Now we have the e-books and other electronic means. Certainly we can save trees, but what about the authors? Will other book stores have to file chapter 13 like Borders?
We are making great strides, but as a society, we should really consider what effects technology can have on our economy in all areas.
Let's continue to grow while living in a safer, eco-friendly environment.

  
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AKAFIT 2/23/2011 8:53AM

    I see both sides of the coin. Both as a working mother and as a stay at home mother who was more involved when I wasn't employed. I loved being involved in my kids' classrooms and at the school. I was the Treasurer for the PTA and loved it, but what I didn't love was the DRAMA of the PTA and that is part of the reason I am not as involved now. However, just because I don't attend a meeting doesn't mean that I am not involved in my childrens' education. I routinely check in with their teachers' and make sure to know what is going on in the classroom. I think, as a society, we have to find ways to be involved and we can't always rely on the teachers to do our jobs as parents.

I really appreciate and applaud all you do as a teacher because I know that it can't be easy by any stretch of the imagination. emoticon emoticon

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BROWNIEISLANDER 2/20/2011 8:09PM

    This is a growing trend of concern....Even down here....Parents
"some" who aren't doing their duty...My daughter is secretary of my grand kids school P.T.A...and some of the parents never bother to come to the meetings....that's why the morals of lots of the 'young' are in Decay!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My Plan for Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

So you may be wondering, "Why make the title the plan for a specified date?"
Sounds boring, drab, and completely uninteresting, right?
Well, it certainly is my "commitment". Writing it makes it STICK. I feel more obligated to make it happen once I have it in word-form.
7:15-8am Meeting on Standardized Testing Procedures- WooHoo! (note: total sarcasm)
8-12:30pm Teaching day (Early Realease Day)
12:30-1 Lunch
1-4:30 Staf Development- Blah! Blah! Blah!
4:30-5:30 Make copies & Create Lesson plan for Next Week
5:30-6 Prepare for meeting w/ Emerging Young Leaders - Mentor Group 4 Young ladies on our campus
6-7 Meet - Have you noticed the 12-hour workday?
7pm - Home w/ the family and 35min cardio -
7:45 shower then dinner
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Beautiful God

Monday, February 07, 2011

After riding along the beach, I reflect on how the horizon and its beautiful sunrise makes me think of how we emerge in our day.
Do we start in a slump? Filled with saturated clouds or do we rise in bright splendor?
Well, as Maya Angelou puts it, "Still I Rise"...

Thanks you Beautiful God for such a magnificent creation that we selfishly and continuously destroy for nothing.
Although this planet was loaned, we act as if we were OWED instead of BESTOWED.
Shame on us Oh Beautiful God!

  
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LADYAKA 2/23/2011 12:38AM

    Soror, I was truly blessed by your entry today. It touched my soul. It is awesome how God gives us beauty all around for us to experience, if we would only take the time and give Him the glory. Thank you for painting such a beautiful reminder.

Sisterly,

Ladyaka

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AKAFIT 2/16/2011 9:39AM

    Amen Soror Amen! Less we forget we are aliens in this land just stopping by until we, prayerfully, go to join our Father in Heaven. emoticon emoticon

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MISSMEDIA7 2/8/2011 5:17PM

    Amen

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MZLADY77 2/7/2011 9:54PM

    Amen! emoticon

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GRACENFAITH 2/7/2011 1:27PM

    AMEN!

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