Book covers and SSV

At my school, we HAVE to give kids their textbooks. They're barcoded through the library, and students check them out ... So, my students picked up their textbooks this year even though I'm trying to get away from using them as a resource.So, to make sure our (new) books don't end up wrecked, I had... Continue Reading →


Choose a partner …

"Get with a partner and ..." I'm pretty sure that most students don't listen to instructions after these words are said because 1) they're so excited to work with a friend of theirs, or 2) they're terrified because they're shy and don't want to work with someone else.This year, I decided that I was going... Continue Reading →

Nervous habits and Balderdash

Sorry I've been away for so long. I blame color guard camp (which sounds so much cooler than plain old "band camp.") Confession time: I have a nervous habit of cleaning and organizing. I do this when I'm stressed, when I'm bored, and when I'm nervous. So this summer has been all about cleaning and... Continue Reading →

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