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The last two weeks have been a blast.First of all we've been working on our latest project; Bridge building!  I wanted a fun project that still involved some math so here's what we did...

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Wow, what a whirlwind weekend.  This weekend Waller hosted it's first ever EdCampWaller!  We had over 200 educators from all over Texas!!  Several of whom drove over 7 hours to be there.  To say that it was an incredible day is an understatement. The idea...

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Ok so I know I didn't blog last week! My bad!  What we did last week was that my fifth graders were given third grade TEKS (our state standards) by a 3rd grade teacher that the 3rd graders were low in.  My fifth graders created...

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So this week was finally the time.  The time for our state standardized test (or STAAR).So Monday we had a last minute review where I mainly just talked with the kids about setting a goal and not stressing out about the test.  I haven't mentioned...

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First off I have to say I work with some pretty incredible people.  So I heard about the whole EdCamp idea last year when I attended EdCampDallas.  I fell in love with the idea so much that now I am in the midst of planning...

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So, yes I know, the title to this post is very negative.  But it's very true.  STAAR (or the state-exam for Texas) is crazy.  Now, honestly I'm all for testing.  I think our students should be tested for what they know and have learned that...

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So last week was my Spring Break.  Instead of enjoying my Spring Break relaxing like most people, I spent my Spring Break traveling to San Diego, California.In about Early February I had gotten a notification that I was selected by the National School Board Association...

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This week has been the best week of my professional career.  I have never had as much fun or been as impressed with my students as I was this week!!So, about a month and a half ago I had an idea.  I've always seen teachers...

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This week was fun! On Monday we went over the benchmark that we had taken from the previous week.  After adjusting the scores to match the pass rates of the STAAR Test (our State Standardized Test) we ended up with having 84.7% passing!  That was...

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