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This week was a whirlwind!  I guess it's cause we're getting back into the swing of things after being gone for Thanksgiving break.Monday we spent the day catching up on our Classroom Champions lesson, this month over "Community".  We watched a video from our athlete,...

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EduBlogs has released their finalists for their EduBlog Awards for 2013!Man there are some really great finalists in each category.  I highly encourage you to check out their site and vote for people you respect in the online world!  You can check out all the...

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Yesterday while working with my students a realization just came over me.  Something that I often talk about, but that yesterday just hit home so much.Kids want us to notice them.  Kids want us to care.  Many times as teachers we get so caught up...

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Blogging is something that I really got into a little over a year ago.  Never would I have ever imagined myself being a writer.  But the more I write, the more I also connect with other educators blogs.  I'm proud to announce my nominations of...

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To try to even put the last few days into words is impossible.  So bear with me as I try to type all this out.For those of you who didn't know, I was selected as a White House Champion of Change for being a "Connected...

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This last week we spent working on fractions, fractions, and more fractions!I started the week by looking for a great project that I could use as a "review" for my students, since their fraction test was on Thursday.  As many of you who are regular...

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Today was a rough day, I'll just admit that now.  But something interesting happened today.  A moment that hit me like a ton of bricks.All of us in education do incredible things, and many of the things that we do go completely unnoticed.  We can...

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As we close out the second six weeks of our school year, I've been doing a lot of reflecting.My first six weeks was a complete disaster.  I was a mess and it reflected on my students.  And as I've looked back at the difference between...

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Man this week has been a WHIRLWIND for sure!So Monday we did our monthly Classroom Champions lesson (www.classroomchampions.org).  As I've shared before, we're learning from our athlete Joshua Sweeney as he prepares for the Winter Olympic Games.  This month we learned about "Fair Play".  I...

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