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Weekly Reflections (or Killing Two Birds with One Stone)

It is a running joke in my Master’s with Certificate cohort that we reflect upon our reflections and then we reflect some more.  A lot of our coursework requires us to reflect; we reflect on lesson plans, curriculum, behavior management, … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Is it Contagious?

There is a big push in our schools to teach math.  Teach more of it and teach it better.  Cody and Carter have been bringing home more math homework and in my studies, as I move forward to obtain my … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Sometimes Words Take a While

It has been one of those weekends where Husband takes the boys out of the house on a fun adventure so I can stay at home and work on school work.  Good times. So I had been struggling on my … Continue reading

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Wishing on a Rock

Yesterday I was a rock star. After creating a lesson plan and presenting that lesson to a group of my cohorts (((who had to pretend to be six and seven year olds (my lesson was teaching near-doubles addition to a … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Do You Want to Hear How Busy I Have Been or See a Cool Picture of a Bear?

I am two weeks into the master’s program and while it is busy, I find it to be manageable.  I have not had much time for personal reflection, creative writing, or the reading and writing of blogs.  That said I … Continue reading

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College and Columns

Today is the first day of school.  I need two classes (US History and Mathematics for Elementary Teachers) and must take one more big scary test before I can officially breath, knowing I will indeed be able to start the … Continue reading

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I’m Not Superstitious, Just Sentimental

Tomorrow is the day I take the WEST-B (Washington Educator Skills Test Basic), a five hour long state required test covering mathematics, reading, and writing.  Each subset has sixty multiple choice questions, except the writing portion which has fifty multiple … Continue reading

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What the Hell Did I Just Do?

My bowels have been aflutter since Monday morning and that is putting it very mildly because you don’t want to know the awful truth. There have been moments of euphoria sandwiched between long stretches of self doubt. I have seriously … Continue reading

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