Monthly Archives: January 2018

Day 83 (of 186) where to get ideas?

Day 83 (of 186) where to get ideas?   I like to tease that I have a special book at home that was handed down to me and has a bunch of great ideas. But really I have a notes … Continue reading

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Day 83 (of 186) a musical MindShift? Am I hearing right?

Day 83 (of 186) a musical MindShift? Am I hearing right? Today one of my boys who usually tries to find ways to not take part in music class asked/said something that I first thought I didn’t hear quite right….. … Continue reading

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Day 82 (of 186) sharing some thoughts re “free play” @perfinker @bedleybros

Day 82 (of 186) sharing some thoughts re “free play”   During our staff meeting, a couple of “interesting” opportunities came up!   The third week-ish of January has been our district & community’s Unplug & Play week (yes, I … Continue reading

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Day 81 (of 186) nice when there is trust

Day 81 (of 186) nice when there is trust Once upon a time there was a student who was struggling. In class. Outside. Everywhere. None of our strategies seemed to be working so we decided we needed to see if … Continue reading

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Day 80 (of 186) theme days and “deadlines”

Day 80 (of 186) theme days and “deadlines” This week has marked a full shift of thematic days with my class. Positive attitudes and good flow through the day. I’m still thinking about shifting my themes though. Thinking rather than … Continue reading

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Day 79 (of 186) awkward…..

Day 79 (of 186) awkward….. Sometimes my kids like to tease me. They know only too well my opinion of things like homework (I give eye rolls when my youngest hauls her giant textbook out of backpack) and sigh that … Continue reading

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Day 78 (of 186) a day of numbers….math stuff all. day. long….

Day 78 (of 186) a day of numbers….math stuff all. day. long….   When I mentioned my “theme days” to my youngest daughter and “day of numbers” came up – she was a first wondering: a whole day on math? … Continue reading

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