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It’s April Fools’ Day, so on this wacky day, I salute teachers who have a fabulous, if slightly crazy, sense of humor. Mr. Lowrey, my fifth-grade teacher, is a perfect example of the quote to the left. Now that man was funny! I don’t necessarily remember exactly what he said or did to make me…

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Getting a Sub

Getting a sub. I’m not talking about a sub sandwich or a ship that operates underwater. I’m talking about the lifesaver who graciously (and bravely!) takes a teacher’s place when he or she wakes up ill or needs to be away from school for professional or personal reasons. Different school districts handle securing substitutes differently….

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An Irish Wonder

Have you ever wondered why all leprechauns are men? I mean really, how can this be possible? There must be some lady leprechauns somewhere, right? In my search for an answer—which, unfortunately, I didn’t find—I realized my knowledge of these tiny green fellas was mediocre, to say the least. Leprechauns are supposedly humble shoemakers. And…

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Cold Hands, Warm Heart

I don’t think I’ve ever had a classroom that was a comfortable temperature. Now, I know that we all have different internal thermostats. On any given day here at The Mailbox, you can find some people dressed in five layers and shivering while others have taken off as many layers as they can without getting fired. But…

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