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Life’s a canvas… Paint a picture!

Imagine someone giving you a paintbrush, beautiful acrylic paint and a blank canvas. Your task is to create a picture of a place you...

Teacher talk… Unable to plan

My former colleagues go back to work in two weeks. Normally, about now, I’d be spending part of my day planning lessons. I always...

Sleepwalking into storage…

Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night for a glass of water? You are half asleep with squinted eyes, so...

So Much to Do Before the BIG move!

One word that describes this week… tired. Last week, was my last week of work, thus the final paycheck. We have been saving along...

The dirt beneath my feet…

I get up at 5 a.m. so I can hike before it gets too warm. While it’s not as hot in Phoenix, Arizona as...

5 Things Teachers Should Never Do When Talking To Parents

Inviting parents to talk about their children can lead to many of them becoming instantly defensive. Some parents think that teachers will put their...

A week of Art and other things

This week went quickly. On Sunday, we decided we would go to the zoo. Unfortunately for us, the line was extremely long… especially for...

The Bits & Pieces…

There are so many little bits and pieces that come together during this process. Let me begin with some great news… We finally got...

The waiting is the hardest part

Tom Petty got it right: the waiting is the hardest part I’ve been spending a lot of time in waiting rooms —- taking friends to...

This is what it’s all about!

I’m sure in the higher order of things its no accident that my youngest child graduated high school on my last day of work. ...