Category Archives: team spirit

wisdom from the truly fantastic four #sol17

Wisdom from the Truly Fantastic Four June 20, 2017 Today was “Step Up” Day at our school.  Students move up to their next class, meet their teacher, and we have a step up ceremony for the fourth graders who are … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do #SOL17

Breaking Up is Hard to Do June 6, 2017 It’s that time of year again.  The number of school days is dwindling down to small double digits.  This is when the student begin to break up with us. A veteran … Continue reading

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Tear It Down (Coming Soon)

Tear it Down (Coming Soon) May 30, 2017 The gas station on the corner that I pass every day is torn down. It had a Dunkin’ Donuts inside. The gas was always expensive. I think it used to have a … Continue reading

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Hope is Not a Tactic

May 23, 2017 Hope is Not a Tactic   Against my will  I watched the movie Deepwater Horizon over the weekend.  While this isn’t a blog to review movies,  I deeply recommend this movie.  For so many reasons, it made … Continue reading

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View from the Balcony #sol17

A View from the Balcony May 2, 2017 I’ve been rushed lately or at least I feel rushed, like my to-do list is too long and I’m just racing through the days.  But today something slowed me down.  Today I … Continue reading

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small batch coaching #sol17

 Small Batch Coaching April 18, 2017 I have been thinking a great deal about instructional coaching of late; having a coaching cycle in place in my role as a literacy specialist:  teachers I meet with weekly,  co-teaching in place with … Continue reading

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Take Me Out

April 3, 2017 Today our fun loving school friends created an opening day feast complete with steamed hotdogs with all the trimming,  popcorn, and cracker jacks.  Here’s a little poem in honor of that indulgence.     Ballpark hot dogs … Continue reading

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