Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Heat Wave and a Discovery

The heat has been beastly this week — over 90˚ every day, and today my car thermometer said 100˚ when I left school. My classroom is on the top floor, and there is a large flat roof jutting out from … Continue reading

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Sleep vs Creativity

This week has required me to make major changes in my sleep habits. As the summer unfolds, I gradually go to bed later and later, and wake up later. When I am free to establish my own cycle of sleep,  … Continue reading

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Day One: Two Things

Going to sleep on the night before the first day of school is nearly impossible. My brain runs a million miles an hour — at least — reviewing and revising what I’m going to say, what I still need to … Continue reading

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The Eve of Starting

The kids arrive tomorrow morning. I’m very excited to start the year, but at the same time I’m dragging my feet already to “slow the circle down,” maybe as a way to be ready and not ready at the same … Continue reading

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Getting my classroom ready

Under our contract, teachers need to work one day before the start of school to set up their classrooms. I can never get my room ready in less than about three days, so it always seems to set me up … Continue reading

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