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Vol.#72: Data Happens (And What To Do Next)

I have  data about literacy – my students’ and own children’s – coming at me on a regular intervals; tidalwaves on the beach of what is otherwise a peaceful school experience. 865 more words

Best Practices

Becoming Ms. Martin: How and Why I became an English Teacher

Being an adult means eating dark chocolate with breakfast.

Or at least, that’s what it meant as I sat down to journal this morning between bites of oatmeal and sips of green tea. 1,242 more words

Untethered As A Cloud

Weekly Phonics

Week 7: Lesson 5 (Short o vowel sound)

Here are some worksheets that you can download and print at home to have your child practice this week’s focus sound! 104 more words


The Fault in our Stars by John Green

I have just finished the very popular book, The Fault in our Stars by author John Green.  I cannot believe that this seemingly harmless pop culture novel stole my heart. 539 more words

Homework for the Week of 09/22/14

English Language Arts (Mr. Cordova):

  1. Book Report is due Wednesday, October 15th

Social Studies (Mr. Cordova):

  1. The following assignments are due by Wednesday, September 24th: …
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Letter to Bill Nye

September 17, 2014
East Bethany, NY 14054

Bill Nye
c/o SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

Dear Mr. Nye:

Hello Bill Nye! We are Kiera and Alannah Gross, sisters from East Bethany, New York, and big fans of your videos. 945 more words

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