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To Tell You The Truth...

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To tell you the truth I wasn't sure I was going to do the Slice of Life challenge this year.  I kept making excuses. My coursework is keeping me very busy, especially setting up my flipped class and website I'm also writing pieces for another blog and I'm not sure I want the stress of writing every day I'm out of the habit of writing I'm not in the mood for writing Speech is keeping me so busy New responsibilities at school are eating up my time blah, blah, blah.blah, blah but... I still need to write. I still have stories to tell (and so does Chloe) I MUST practice what I teach HOW can I ask students to write daily when I'm not can I ask students to write three blog posts a week when I'm not I feel like a hypocrite So, once again,  I WILL WRITE So, I'm getting ready.  I've been pinning lots of blog post prompts to help out on those days when I don't think I have anything to write about (and we all

Celebrate XIX: In Which I Celebrate Snow Days??????

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Wow. What a week.  Two major snowstorms. One on Monday. One on Thursday, a blizzard that went into Friday. And it was conferences week. And we only had two days of school. But there were things to My friend  Ruth Ayres  has created a wonderful spot for sharing moments from your week. She even has  a page to give you all the details you need to know about  sharing your own celebrations . So head  on over and see what everyone else is celebrating.  1. Well timed days off We only had ONE snow day because we had Monday off for President's Day, so while other schools missed the day, we were already home! Because of conferences, Friday was a compensation day, so, again, we had the day off. Only Thursday ended up being a snow day. WooHoo!  We have six days as it is to make up. We didn't need anymore! 2. Technology to the rescue Our next speech contest is next Saturday. Missing all these days really hurts us. BUT , since we are a one to one scho

Celebrating a Little Late (But Celebrating, Nonetheless)

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My friend  Ruth Ayres  has created a wonderful spot for sharing moments from your week. She even has  a page to give you all the details you need to know about  sharing your own celebrations . So head  on over and see what everyone else is celebrating.    Reasons I'm late to the Celebration Link Up: 1. Stomach flu since Tuesday afternoon ( I didn't slice either).  2. State Contest Week for speech 3. A rough day at contest 4. Tired 5. Grading 6. Procrastination 7. Couldn't find the celebrations And then I started to think And they were there Those celebrations were hiding out, waiting for me to be ready to appreciate them..... This week I wrote letters of recommendations for several of my senior speech kids. And this gave me a couple of things to celebrate. The first, kids who asked me back in the fall to write theirs.  So nice to write letters when there really is no deadline. And the second, well, first I have to be honest. As

Celebrate 16:

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My friend  Ruth Ayres  has created a wonderful spot for sharing moments from your week. She even has  a page to give you all the details you need to know about  sharing your own celebrations . So head  on over and see what everyone else is celebrating.  What a crazy week. Contest last Saturday. Two cold days. Trying to figure out just where all my classes are at...... But there is a lot to celebrate today! 1. SPEECH KIDS! Here's a few of them, waiting on the last results of the day. The day didn't go quite as well as I had hoped, but we are taking four groups to state competition next Saturday and that is something to cheer about. But what I really celebrate is this. In this picture are a football player, a couple of cheerleaders, some 4-H kids, choir kids, band kids, weird kids and popular kids. What do they all have in common? They are SPEECH KIDS!   I love that this activity brings them all together as a team. They are all so supportive of each other. And