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Nov 30 2008

My Thanksgiving

Chris and I couldn’t make it home for Thanksgiving this year, so we took a day trip up to Washington D.C. instead. The real intent of the trip was to visit the Smithsonian Museum of American History, which just reopened last week after having been closed for over two years for renovations. Unfortunately, the museum…

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Nov 24 2008

HELP! (I need somebody!)

Last week I referred one of my students to the school’s HELP team. I have no idea what the acronym stands for, but the HELP team is a group that meets once every month or so to evaluate kids who may need to be tested for special services. The student who I referred is someone…

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Nov 23 2008

The fruits of bribery.

It has been quite a week here in good old Eastern North Carolina. The temperature dropped so low on Tuesday that, for the first time in three years, we had snow during the school year! It was just flurries and we didn’t even have a two hour delay, but it was exciting nontheless. The best…

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Nov 09 2008

Where I’m from

I needed something to fill a space in the world poetry unit I’m doing with my sophomores, so I dug through some old TFA resources I have and pulled up an idea based on the George Ella Lyons poem, “Where I’m From.” You can see the basic gist of the lesson plan here: http://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm  The…

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Nov 05 2008

An election post

Posts have been thin on the ground around here lately. Mostly that is because I’m involved in a musical at a local community theater (look! I have a life again!) that goes up this weekend. We have been rehearsing pretty much non-stop over the last few weeks. In fact, thats where I was yesterday while…

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