Tag Archives: teaching for america

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working 16-18 hour days training teachers. I expected to work this hard, but I didn’t expect to have this much fun. looking for a new home in Birmingham! The Avondale neighborhood is our current favorite option, but we’ll see. celebrating … Continue reading

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on dancing, dolphins, & data

A few weeks ago the 2nd graders had a dance performance. I went and sat on the front row (both for the birds eye view and so that I could help keep a lid on the extremely excited children who were … Continue reading

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on zip codes, neighborhoods, and villages

Last week I had the privilege of participating in a house meeting. That phrase, “house meeting,” mostly makes me think of a group of roommates sitting down to figure out, really, WHO is leaving those gross dishes in the sink. … Continue reading

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on reading, remembering & revolutions

One day this past spring, David and I were on a walk, talking about the first things we remembered. I told him about playing sorting games (using hair barrettes) on my floor with my dad when he came home from work. … Continue reading

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what I wish I could tell my students

Two weeks ago I finished my commitment to Teach for America. In the fall I’m moving from my wonderful placement school  to teach in another content area at another school in our district. I’m so excited about this change, but also … Continue reading

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book buyers, I need your addresses!

quick request… if you helped buy books for my classroom please oh please fill out the form below. lots of the books came with no identification… & my children are writing the most fabulous thank you notes you ever did read. … Continue reading

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school bus, pt 2

I’ve had lots of posts waiting for finishing touches to post. recipes I want to share. things I’ve been thinking. but today was the first day of school, which has pretty much been totally occupying my mind. all the teachers … Continue reading

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