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Bullets are for Gangstas – Announcements Episode

What up, party people? It’s been a while since I’ve just talked to you. This time of year is always crazy. For a teacher, the couple of months before the big, bad STANDARDIZED TEST (which I secretly like to refer to as bastardized test) are always ramped up. Between that and the Minions starting up …

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Forward 2012

I wrote this post, titled “Change,” a couple of days before the 2008 election. On this day — Election Day — I’m just as moved as I was four years ago. This post is one that makes me thankful for this blog. This snapshot of words documents my thoughts and feelings in a broader, societal …

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Tables: An Aiming Low Non-Con Experience

An excerpt from a post titled “Let’s Converse About Bullying” that I wrote in March on Aiming Low Miss Unlimited: On the first day of sixth grade, I showed up in red hi-top Converse All-stars, a black and white houndstooth skirt, white t-shirt, and a red blazer. The other girls wore biker shorts, giant gold …

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Things I Need to Do Before Leaving Tomorrow for the Aiming Low Non-Con

Unrelated, but Important Special Announcement Before the Real Post: I have a DonorsChoose.org project for art supplies for my classroom that has just 17 days left to before it expires. Thanks to generous donations, my project is already partially funded. However, I still have$241 left to go! Quill.com, from whom my supplies will be ordered …

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How to Become an Official Member of the Mastermind Mafia

I thought that tonight was going to be a decent night to get in a good update. As exhausting as it may be, I like going to errrrry single sporting event that these kids of mine are in. With three in soccer and one playing football, this generally means that on every night Monday-Friday, we’re …

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Whaddup?

HI. Let’s just pretend that my last post wasn’t over a month ago, shall we? Let’s just pretend that I’ve been here all along telling you about: transferring to a new school after a 13-year stretch at my old school, working a week’s worth of 16-hour days to get my new classroom all arranged and …

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