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Dogs in School
Thursday, August 27, 2020      1 comments

Since yesterday was National Dog Day, I gave my students two minutes to find their dogs (or cats, bunnies, fish, hamsters, birds, or dwarf mice). We then did a “show and tell” for a moment or two. They seemed to like it. I won’t post a picture o... Read more
Pulled
Sunday, August 23, 2020      1 comments

My son is back at college after being with us for five months, and I miss his conversation, YouTube videos, and presence. The house is too quiet. We came back yesterday after taking him to school and did not leave for dinner. We did the scrounge... Read more
Quick Update on Mama
Thursday, August 06, 2020      3 comments

Mama did well in her surgery and had to stay overnight in the hospital. Daddy will go to pick her up to bring her home this afternoon. I have a feeling he'll be there when visiting hours begin. ... Read more
I'd Rather Not Go to School Today. . .
Wednesday, August 05, 2020      5 comments

Today I return back to school for professional development. It is also the day that Mama has her first ever surgery in her life. I would like nothing other than to be there at the hospital as she's checked in and go through the pre-op with her, ... Read more
Confession is Good for the Soul
Thursday, July 09, 2020      1 comments

Since I know he won't read this, I am confessing to something my husband doesn't know. emoticon My right... Read more
Roses!
Saturday, June 20, 2020      2 comments

I bought a miniature rose bush meant for a container yesterday. I left it outside intending to repot it first thing this morning. Imagine my joy when it rained overnight! Now I have a spot of color along my front walkway, and it brings me joy.... Read more
Counting and Baking
Friday, June 19, 2020      0 comments

When I am doing exercises and counting reps, I want to skip the number 16. I second and third guess myself about how many I've actually done on some days. Crazy, random thought. Today finds me baking banana nut/blueberry bread. I added blu... Read more
Farewell Letter, 2019-2020
Wednesday, June 03, 2020      0 comments

I sent this to my students and parents last Thursday for the last day of school. It now seems like a lifetime ago. May 28, 2020 Dear Students, This is quite possibly one of the most difficult letters I have to write. This school ... Read more
Virtual School - Week 4 Recap
Friday, April 10, 2020      5 comments

As of yesterday around 6:00 P.M., I wrapped up my last bit of work to prepare for next week. We will begin week five of our distance learning/teaching. I had to write up my daily agendas and record the videos then set up the Remind text message ... Read more
Virtual School - Week 2 Recap
Saturday, March 28, 2020      2 comments

I will start out by saying I am an introvert. I need quiet and alone time to recharge my batteries. Walking first thing in the morning works wonders for my mental and emotional health. My teaching partner had worked out a plan that was less ambi... Read more
Virtual School - Day 3 Recap
Friday, March 20, 2020      0 comments

I had success in setting up a Zoom meeting using my two Chromebooks and my husband's desktop computer. This current situation has forced me to become more tech savvy. and I will have to train some of my students as well. I emailed parents of stu... Read more
Virtual School - Day 2 Recap
Thursday, March 19, 2020      4 comments

I am in the process of learning about Zoom. Some of my other colleagues have used it without a hitch. I watched the tutorial video but was distracted during its transmission. I should look at it again, uninterrupted, and I will catch more, I'm s... Read more
Virtual School - Day 1 Recap
Wednesday, March 18, 2020      2 comments

I responded to a few emails yesterday. Some were from parents and others were from students. Some of my colleagues are using Zoom to touch base with the students. It seemed as though some of the students really wanted to connect and touch base w... Read more
Spring Break 2020 - The End is Here
Sunday, March 15, 2020      7 comments

Tomorrow, I get to dash into my building and grab what supplies I need to work remotely. This will be a challenge for me and an opportunity for my creative juices to flow. To do something fun for me, I changed my nail polish on both feet and han... Read more
Spring Break 2020 - End Time TBD
Friday, March 13, 2020      2 comments

We received notice yesterday that we are extending spring break and converting to online/distance learning to flatten the curve of potential infection. Pray for our district leaders to exercise wisdom, for the state to continue to fund us, and f... Read more

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