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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Nov 28 2010

i’m moving…

to a new site!
because I can’t upload photos here anymore, I’m moving my blog back to its original home:

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Oct 15 2010

october already?

Since it’s been about a month since I last blogged, I decided that I needed to change this. Nothing new has really happened, except we finally assessed all of our kiddos, and finished parent-teacher conferences for ALL of our kids. What a relief! I will say, conducting conferences, although a daunting task, was well worth…

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Sep 21 2010

this vision we all keep talking about….

School doesn’t really change as you get older – that much I’m finding out. What does change, however, are things out of your control. The effectiveness of your teachers, the equality in the classroom, the chances to succeed. For me, the parents will change, and the faces will change – but will the Big Goal?…

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Sep 13 2010

letters, blending, reading!

Today, I got my kids to surprise themselves. I told them we had a surprise and that we were learning more letters. My kiddos have been somewhat invested in letter learning and they think our letter activities are fun. Today, I did one with the letter F, and it was like, Frogs have Fun catching…

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Sep 13 2010


I was reading a book today, one that should solve all of my behavior problems. It’s actually a good book, and as I was reading it, my roommate and I were discussing our kiddos [like usual] and why we cannot get through to a few of them. I stumbled across this quote as I was…

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Sep 07 2010

circle time? try nap time.

So, I thought this whole time that the magic lied in circle time. Little did I know. As I sit here, with 18 sleeping babes at my feet all over the classroom, I realize something. Three weeks ago I embarked on a journey with these kids – where we all had one thing in common:…

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Sep 06 2010

week three? since when?

As I’m rounding the corner to week 3 [already?] I have taken this long weekend to think about the last two weeks. This is really the first time I’ve been able to take a breath, sit down and really reflect on what worked and what didn’t in PK1. Well, then, what did work? In true…

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Aug 27 2010

“miss sadie?”

I got a great comment in my inbox the other day about my previous blog: “hope you are happy that you are taking other peoples jobs and with the job market for teachers the way it is in Oklahoma.” Well, Mr. or Miss Smith, I am happy – and not because I’m “taking other peoples…

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Aug 19 2010

the dream becomes reality.

I got my first glance at my pre-k classroom today. boy, there is a lot of work to do. I think my favorite moment was when the neighbor teacher came into our room and said, I thought I had it bad, coming in two weeks ago. I can’t believe today is your first day –…

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Aug 12 2010

the comedy of errors.

Today, Shakespeare does not make me laugh. He speaks to me. I swear, sometimes it makes so much sense when you read something and you go…oh yeah. that’s me. Well, friends, not only is that a text-to-self connection, it is also how I felt when I read this from Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors: A wretched…

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