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Thoughts on Active Shooter Training

Once upon a time, when I first started teaching, Active Shooter training was different. In fact, my first school didn't have anything of the sort. But once I was teaching public school there was a 15 or so minute video we all had to watch and take some little quiz on, and that was that.… Continue reading Thoughts on Active Shooter Training

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Countdown

I've reached that part of the summer time when my countdown to the end of my freedom is in full force. Two weeks from yesterday I return to my little third grade classroom and begin yet another school year. So I have less than 14 days to revel in the summer time, and what am… Continue reading Countdown

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Hurricane Irma

Up until now the scariest thing about Florida has been how awful drivers are. Now it's a 50/50 toss up between shitty traffic navigators and a Cat 5 hurricane headed our way. Irma's a little scary, right? I just moved in with family (long story for another day) in Naples. I was already in Naples,… Continue reading Hurricane Irma

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Thoughts On a Monday

Are you ready for a brief stream of consciousness on a Monday in between conferences? Are you sure? Ooookay. Here we go! Today and the next two days are for Parent/Teacher Conferences. I didn't prepare at all, but I'm not worried. It's reassuring knowing that I do my job well enough that I could have… Continue reading Thoughts On a Monday

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My First Day of Third Grade

I survived my first day of third grade, for the second time in my life. The difference is that this time I wasn't the awkward new kid coming in in the middle of the year. This time I was the awkward new teacher coming in the day before Day 1 and pretending to be in… Continue reading My First Day of Third Grade

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Blood and Harmonicas

Today has had its ups and downs. It ranged from children nearly passing out at the sight of tremendous amounts of blood to nasally performed harmonica playing. Unrelated? Yes. But all in a day's work. Admittedly I'm writing this blog post to take a break from the insane amounts of research I've been conducting on… Continue reading Blood and Harmonicas

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Poop and Love

Well folks, I suppose I should've learned by now to take the good with the bad. It's just all so confusing though. Who knew that the life of a second grade teacher could be so filled with internal conflict and contrary dialogue?! In any one moment I can go from completely hating small children, to… Continue reading Poop and Love