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Apr 14 2011


I realize I have not written a blog in about 6 months and that’s because I didn’t really know what to say. I have had a tumultuous year with highs and lows even the rocky mountains can’t compare to. At my lowest lows I didn’t really want to blog because I was afraid of being…

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Oct 02 2010

Teaching is…hard.

I actually have wanted to be a teacher ever since I was a little girl. I’ve also thought I had a natural talent with kids and I would make an great teacher. Many people have reaffirmed my beliefs throughout the years; some were my family members but also my peers.  Even in college I spent…

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You’ve probably guessed that since it has been almost 2 weeks since I have blogged that I probably have been pretty busy. Busy doesn’t even begin to describe it. Here is a typically day in my life now: wake up at 4:45am to shower and get ready, head out the door around 6am with a…

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Aug 23 2010

Open House

So today was open house where my students and their families could come to the school, meet me, and visit the classroom. At first I was really nervous about this and secretly hoped no one from my class would show up. I had no idea what to say to parents and students other than “Hi,…

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Aug 19 2010


Today was the day I have been waiting for since the moment I accepted a position with Teach for America–today I received my class roster! For months, I have been trying to picture what my kids would look like, sound like, act like and what their little or big kid personalities would be. I would…

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