Social Pleasantries

September 22, 2015 Heather 0

  On Friday Jeremy had me record the Stephen Colbert episode where he interviewed Bernie Sanders. After we watched it, he shook his head and said: “It’s a shame. Interviews like this are supposed to be to make someone more personable, but he kept talking about his stance.” “That’s one Read More

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Septemblog Reflections

September 20, 2015 Heather 0

The month isn’t over, but there have been some thoughts on my mind about Septemblog. Blogging makes me happy… It makes me look for the positive of the day and reflect on the tough days. It helps me process my thoughts. Whether that is seeing the good or finding solutions Read More

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A Reminder

September 19, 2015 Heather 0

My principal posted this last night on the school’s Facebook page of two of my students from last year walking back to class from the library reading. I felt so much joy when I saw. They grew so much last year together, always tackling new and harder books. I put Read More

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Classroom Visitor

September 18, 2015 Heather 0

It started with a shriek from one of my toughest students. Then the other kids came running over.  “Teacher, come kill it!” Back in my day my Grampa had banana spiders as “pets” (I took him literally) and I used to catch crickets and grasshoppers to feed them. Back in Read More

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In Case of Emergency

September 16, 2015 Heather 0

Part of my Aspie is that I don’t do well with the unexpected. The way my mind combats that is by thinking about and planning for various scenarios when my mind wanders. This can be as minimal as figuring out how I would respond to something someone might say, to Read More

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It’s Dot Day!

September 15, 2015 Heather 0

Today was International Dot Day to celebrate one of my class’s favorite books, The Dot by Peter H Reynolds! It is about a little girl named Vashti that doesn’t think she’s good enough, doesn’t think it is worth it to try, and epitomizes the “I can’t!” I hear so much Read More

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Model Writing

September 14, 2015 Heather 0

  Let me preface this by saying this is not my best work. I even tell my bitties that, reminding them that they need to do their best work because they have time to and that I’m not because I don’t want to take all of their time. Do what Read More

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