Category Archives: Being a Teacher

Remote Teaching

It has been a verrrrrryyyy long two weeks. I have behind me one week of four half days and one full week of online teaching. I teach third grade. My take-aways from these two weeks are: Doing what is best … Continue reading

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Happy as a…

pig with a pinwheel. One of Cody’s teachers had an activity today that required the students to pick a gif that they felt represented how they felt about going back to school. Cody picked this one. It makes me so … Continue reading

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Order

Order. In our classroom (I say “our” because it is both mine and my students’) there is an order and a calm that comes with knowing. In the first week of school, my students and I discuss why we are … Continue reading

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Wood Grain Paths

What do you see when you look at this? I used to just see a hard wood floor, one that typically needs cleaning. A hard wood floor that I try my best to keep dry when both two footed and … Continue reading

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Making the News and Reopening Schools

When the state that you live in makes the national news, especially in these times, you can be pretty confident that it is not a good thing. This along with a virtual town hall hosted by my school district’s superintendent … Continue reading

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Unexpected Moments in Teaching Remotely

Working from home as a third grade teacher can lead to some unexpected moments.

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Simple Sunday – A Wish for Soup

I was home sick from work Friday. This means that on Thursday night I had to: put in for a guest teacher, write sub plans (giving as clear of directions as I could in my feverish state on all the … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

The last week of school before winter break can be a tough one if you are a school teacher.  Most the students are excited about the upcoming holidays and the time off school.  There is a sense of waiting that … Continue reading

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The Tail of the Dog

My first two years of teaching, I worked with a population that was overwhelmingly high-needs.  The entire district was Title I, meaning that greater than 95% (I don’t know the exact percentage, but it was in the high nineties) qualified … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Honey Bun

Tomorrow is the first day back to school.  Last night I was talking to Husband about how I will once again make the shift from the title of “mom” to that of “Mrs. M…” as I step back into the … Continue reading

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