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Teacher. Iced coffee and school supply obsessed. AZ, y'all.
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Yay! I’m getting a practicum student!

One Direction is in town tonight. They caused traffic. I did not care for that. That is all.



My friend is a middle school English teacher. This is by de the most awesome lesson she’s taught.

This is something I originally posted because I thought it was interesting, funny, thought-provoking, but today I got an email offering me a different perspective, and I thought I’d share it with you. On second reading, I realised that not everyone is able to access ‘proper’ English. This post and writing this on a whiteboard can be extremely offensive and belittling to children/pupils with dyslexia or literacy difficulties. 

I was perfectly innocent when reblogging, but on further examination, I think this teaching method is a little lax…I understand it might depend on the class, and perhaps this teacher did not have any children with difficulties.

In my email, I was enlightened to some information about dyslexia:


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Due to rain and flash floods, school was cancelled today. Ahhhh….I’ve totally enjoyed the unexpected day off. I had actually made it to school before we were cancelled though. I hung around long enough to redirect parents, make copies, and tidy my desk. Not bad, not bad. I do have a couple of leaks in my classroom though. I expect to walk into collapsed ceiling tiles tomorrow. Yay. It happened to me last year, too.

This is what my daily planning looks like. Of course I have to attach more detailed plans for reading and math, but we tackle those as a team. The rest is up to me. I’m so happy I’ve actually completed them before the week has started though!

I spent 3.5 hours at Starbucks today trying to get stuff figured out. Going into the 6th week of school and I haven’t been able to pull together guided reading or math centers yet. I feel a lot better about things now. I, at least, have a plan to get all of this up and running this week. Now to go to school early tomorrow and make butt loads of copies. Also, gifted licensure classes start again this week. Say hello to 13+ hour work days!

Just one in those why-in-the-world-did-I-choose-teaching-as-a-profession days. Ugh.