Category Archives: school year calendar

Getting My Classroom Ready: On the Other Side

Last August as I set up my classroom, I knew that I wanted to remember this year, my last, and so I began writing this blog. The first article was about the ritual of setting up the classroom and making … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts: Two Surprises

Helping to facilitate our eighth grade graduation this year is rather paradoxical: it’s simultaneously the same as always and very different from anything that has come before. It’s always hectic and chaotic when students learn that they can’t participate in … Continue reading

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The Washington, DC Trip: Looking for Resilience

Returning to school after February vacation was hard! My flight was cancelled on Saturday (because of fog – who knew?), so I didn’t get home until Sunday night. It was a rush to do laundry and get ready for school, … Continue reading

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Snow Days: A Thing of the Past?

Until two weeks ago we had not yet had any snow days, but in the last eleven days we’ve had three, plus a two hour delay. It’s impossible also  not to mention class time lost for testing and an activity … Continue reading

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