yo ho a teacher's life for me

Amusement

I'm always amused by the things that come out of my students' mouths. Today: Kid 1: "Last night I told my mom about how sound waves have crests and troughs and when there is a high frequency there is a higher pitch. And she said where did you learn that?! and I said at school! and… Continue reading Amusement

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November 25th

IT'S BABY DAY! My sister was due three days ago but it looks like today's the day! I am so excited to be an aunt to another beautiful little boy. Here's praying everything goes smoothly!  (Rest assured... baby pictures will be a comin' any day now!)

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November 17th

I may have accidentally convinced my third graders that I am retiring during Thanksgiving break and not returning. They keep bringing me stuff to try to bribe me not to leave. Or in other words to prove their love to me. Yesterday I got a potted plant. Today I got a vase of flowers and… Continue reading November 17th

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Teething Menace

I sometimes joke with my sister that being around her kid has convinced me to have none of my own. About 50% of the time that joke is a joke, and the rest of the time it's not. My nephew is the cutest kid. He's a little sweetheart with a contagious laugh and a set… Continue reading Teething Menace

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Being Done

I've never been so pleased to call myself unemployed in my life. Don't get me wrong, I've come to love teaching. It's just that the particular teaching situation I've been in for the past year and a bit has been pretty sucky. But as of six hours ago, I'm a free woman! As I was… Continue reading Being Done

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Lessons Learned

I'm not sure if I teach more lessons as a teacher, or learn more. This week alone I've taught so much. In history we discussed coats of arms and designed our own, populating them with symbols of our values. We also learned local history of New Hampshire. I taught early algebra in math class -… Continue reading Lessons Learned

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Bubba

I have about a billion and one cheesy little nicknames for my little nephew. Some of them stick and then he gets called that by other members of my family. Sometimes they're spur of the moment baby talk nicknames. And sometimes, my favorite, the nicknames are made just to witness the chagrin on his parents… Continue reading Bubba

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Generations

Something occurred to me earlier and I can't seem to get it out of my head. The thing is, a lot of people in my generation grew up with our parents getting divorced. Some stayed single after that and some got remarried. Some dated and failed, some found the love they'd been seeking all along.… Continue reading Generations

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Chess

My whole family is superb at chess. They have been since their grubby little hands could pick up the pieces and set them back down. The only exception to this rule has been me. Family and friends have attempted at various times to instruct me in the hitherto insurmountable rules of the game, but it… Continue reading Chess