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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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Enjoying the Breeze

September 13, 2015 Heather 1

  Today it was not as hot as usual so we went to the dog park. Most of the summer we skipped the usual trips because Oakley and I would both give out shortly after arriving.  It is either because of that lack of regular exercise or that he’s getting older Read More

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September 12, 2015 Heather 0

I have been feeling the pull again recently: the need to write, the lives and emotions of my characters seeping into my thoughts.  There is always a lull in my writing when school starts. The exhaustion kicks in, both physically and mentally. I’ve noticed that it has been worse this Read More

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September 11, 2015 Heather 0

I split my class an hour before school ended and went to my one hour glucose test appointment this afternoon (which actually took two hours between the waiting room and them forgetting I was there for the test and waiting to give me the spoiled sunkist drink). They send the Read More

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