Caroline in the Delta

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Title spoken in the perfect words of our school’s 2nd-3rd math coach, and as they came from her mouth my heart grew just a little more. I feel that Teach For America does such an excellent job of verbally preparing us for what could happen, they instill in us a pessimistic fear of everyone around…

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Oct 19 2011

This shall be entirely tangential.

Something is driving me crazy. Into irritable, cranky, something-on-the-tip-of-my-something, my spine tingling with something. My kids have developed runny noses and coughs overnight; the teachers at school walk into the lounge with shoulders slumped and complaints on their lips. Literally one week ago, I was pumped to head up Pop Tab Pandemonium for the Ronald…

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Oct 15 2011

Students wrote this.

1. This student wrote this during Friday Freewrite last week, after spending a week in In School Suspension (ISS). Do you wonder why Ms. L is so short. Here is a story telling why. One day Ms. L was walking to the parking lot all by herself and stumbled upon a giant. Who was magical.…

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Oct 11 2011

Plus Point.

One of my favorite graphic design professors used to use “plus point” as his form of positive reinforcement. I am exhausted, exhausted, but want to document my plus points from the past few days, before I lose them. Plus Point 1 On Friday I received the entire Hunger Games series to my classroom door, and…

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Oct 09 2011

Saturday evening.

I think I’m okay knowing there’s no way I’m getting any work done today. It’s Saturday. I’m sitting in Starbucks, as usual, with my favorite girls. Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time deep in gratitude for my life as it stands right now. I could start crying within 60 seconds if I let…

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Oct 05 2011

YOU can help my classroom!

I sent out this email to as many people with steady jobs as I could think of today. If you are capable of helping me build my classroom library, please feel free to email me at [email protected]   Thank you!! Hey y’all, Ho-ly cow, I am going to attempt brevity here, because my brain is so…

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