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Testing... Testing... Testing 1,2,3... EOGs!

and NC Final Exams! I tell you, I can’t say much. I can say we are testing. I can say that I think my kids are smart enough to push though and make 3s and 4s. 154 more words

Afternoon Of Sundries


Almost everyone hates essays.¬† They’re long pieces of prose that take forever to write! Many students question the point of essays. As far as large assignment go, as long as you know what you’re doing, essays are arguably the easiest. 379 more words

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A New Book and Summer Ideas

Summer Goals: Read and write more!

Because honestly, I have not kept to my New Year’s Resolution of writing posts or reading quality books. ¬†Between midterms and essays and finals (oh my!), the end of the school year finds me with little progress to show. 459 more words


Too Many Young Lives

I haven’t written anything about school shootings because, frankly, it’s difficult to put those emotions into words. As a junior high teacher, I’ve felt a plethora of emotions, from sadness to anger to fear to frustration. 1,060 more words


This past week, I spent some time trying out different ways to make geodes. I haven’t made them before and wanted to figure out whether or not they would work and what types of water worked best. 411 more words


Teach These 6 Tricks to Simplify Interactive Notebooks

Believe it or not, some middle-school students will show up in your classroom next year without basic cutting and gluing skills. That makes the whole idea of using interactive notebooks so much more daunting; after all, it is concern about classroom management issues or “wasted” time that holds many teachers back from trying this strategy. 864 more words

Interactive Notebooks


Almost every middle schooler these days has some sort of cell phone. We use them to keep in touch with friends and to see the world. 484 more words

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