So Many Firsts!

I recently saw this video of a grandmother riding a roller coaster for the first time. (If it doesn’t brighten your day, then nothing will, and you might as well go back to bed.) That got me thinking of all the firsts you experience with your students—the first time a child understands one-to-one correspondence, the…

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HA!

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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