Introducing Isaac

December 22, 2015 Heather 1

Isaac was born a little over 24 hours ago, on December 21 at 12:04am. He was 8 pounds 13 ounces and 20 inches long.  After 12 hours of labor (almost 2 hours of pushing only to discover his head was facing the wrong way and unable to turn him), he Read More

Developmentally Appropriate

December 19, 2015 Heather 0

Every year I hear and read arguments on both sides of the teaching battle regarding the expectations we are given, the methods for measuring success, and what is developmentally appropriate for our students. Personally, I teach Kindergarten and have for three of the four years that I have taught. On Read More

Brotherly Love

October 18, 2015 Heather 1

Oakley loves resting his head on or against my bump. He often falls asleep like that.    Key Lime likes kicking his big brother in the face, sending his love the only way he can.  Sometimes Oak kisses the spots that move. Last night he happily wagged his tail when Read More

Trust

October 4, 2015 Heather 0

 I haven’t felt like I’ve been able to trust this class. They throw pencils and crayons at each other, use scissors to cut anything but their paper, and use glue sticks as lollipops… even if we’ve had lessons on how to use things and even with reminders.  I let that Read More

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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