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Jul 15 2012

End of Institute.

Well, institute has come to a close and I am ready to go.  I am packing and ready to go and move into my new home in Jackson. The complicated plan is as follows: move out Wednesday morning, stay with a friend in Jackson Wednesday night, fly to Philly Thursday, Nick and I drive in…

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Jul 09 2012

Highlight of my week.

File this under AWESOME: I was talking with a few of my students today as we waited for the others to get back from the bathroom so we could go to lunch and I asked about their weekends, etc.  I asked them if they were excited for summer school to be finished or sad.  And…

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Here are my thoughts at the end of week 4: – I had two AWESOME lessons this week.  First, on Tuesday, my kids wrote GREAT paragraphs about ecosystems they created (please note they had never even written a complete sentence for me before, no matter how hard I pleaded and took off points).  They worked…

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Jun 16 2012

Institute Emotional Overload

Week one of Institute OVER! : )  And I survived and everything! After a rough start to the week involving losing my purse/wallet/license/sketchbook/everythingimportanttosurvival, spilling hot hot coffee (A LOT of hot coffee) on my leg Monday, finding out I’m teaching 9th grade bio this summer then realizing that not only was my high school biology…

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