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One Month – Already?

I remember asking students on the third day of school if it was just me, or didn’t it feel like we’d been back in school for longer than a few days.  Many of them agreed and ironically, I think we all meant it in a similar way. Sure we grumble and gripe about the long […]


As we’ve been getting to know each other this week, I’ve shared with my students that I spent six months during college living in Manhattan for an internship.  I fell in love with the city during that spring of 1999, and was so thankful for the chance to return with my best friend in 2001.  […]

SOLS: Skunked

I’d just snapped the lid on my now empty bowl of cereal when my cell phone rang.  Rummaging through my purse in the passenger’s seat, I kept my eyes on the road for fear that deer and other critters would be on the move, and knowing I didn’t want to start my day – much […]

SOLS ~ Gentle Reminders

SOLS ~ Gentle Reminders

For the past two weeks we’ve taken our kids to daycare/preschool while we prepared our classroom or engaged in professional development with our building and district colleagues.  Since we were starting at a new facility, it only made sense to allow for this transition time, and happily, both Calder and Seneca have taken to their […]

Are you ready?

I cannot begin to express how excited I am about the past four days I’ve spent working, laughing, and learning with my colleagues!  While my to-do list still feels a few hundred miles long, I am eager to continue checking things off as I anxiously await the arrival of The First Day! Every year is […]

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