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big yellow school bus

we “planned” a wedding in four months, while I worked full time & david worked part time & went to school full time. basically what that means is my mom & sister helped with/flat out did lots of things. & … Continue reading

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muchas gracias!

thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has supported my book project! thanks to ya’ll, I have a whole class set of Las Adventuras de Isabela & over half a class set of Carl No Quiere Ir a … Continue reading

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help us buy books!

as most of you know, I have the joy & priviledge of teaching Spanish to 287 of the most delightful children I’ve ever met. our first year together was hard & good & filled with all kinds of learning adventures. … Continue reading

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how to survive delta institute

if you haven’t taught for america or you’re not about to teach for america, this post probably won’t interest you very much. basically, ¬†one component of the program is something called institute. essentially, they put eight hundred of you in … Continue reading

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the darndest things

I teach kindergarten through 5th grade spanish at a magnet elementary school. in a desperate effort to get to know some of the 287 kids I teach at the very beginning of the year I made a “get to know … Continue reading

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life after sandy hook

I live in a neighborhood that a lot of people thought I shouldn’t move to. I don’t like to call it a ‘bad’ neighborhood–because really, what makes a neighborhood ‘bad’ or ‘good’? & even by that oh so nebulous standard … Continue reading

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tangles & time management

“ms. broom, how come your hair looks like that?” “like what?” “you know… like you didn’t brush it!” it was a three day school week & I was thankful. it’s been full, full with work still… a bake sale for … Continue reading

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