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Aug 19 2009

“Girl, nobody says boo anymore.”

Oh my god, middle schoolers. I love them. Seriously, they’re so hilarious, and so unaware of adults laughing at them, that it makes me retroactively laugh at the way I was when I was that age. I love listening to the girls in my homeroom gossip, because (if I’m being honest) I’m kind of addicted…

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Aug 03 2009

I Lied.

When I said next time I would have photos of my classroom, I totally was banking on the fact that my classroom would, in fact, be ready for me to walk into it today. It’s not, so I’ve got a long list of things I need to do without actually being physically in the classroom.…

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Aug 01 2009

Back in the 225

Life is really super crazy hectic and stressful. But yesterday I got a ton of stuff done. And I’m starting to feel like an adult. What the hell is that all about? I was definitely not consulted. Next up: photos of the classroom. But for that to happen, obviously I have to actually see the…

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Jul 15 2009

Week 4 of Teaching

Week 1 went slowly. Week 2 went faster than that, and week 3 went even faster. Now it’s week 4, and I’ve got one day left of teaching these kids, and I’m… I don’t know. I’m going to be sad to leave them. Kind of. To some extent. See, I definitely have made progress along…

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Jun 28 2009

Institute – Week 1 Of Teaching

This week I: 1. Spent 30 minutes in one day getting my students to line up to come in from recess. Found myself saying, “That’s not a line, that’s a swarm.” Contemplated just telling them it was ok and to come in. Resisted. 2. Flubbed my math twice in front of students. 3. Flubbed my…

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Jun 08 2009

Why here?

Apparently something people get asked is why they decided to teach in their region, and I think it throws a lot of people off. For me, though, I know exactly why I want to be in Louisiana. My mother left Indiana as soon as she graduated high school (much like me!) and where she came…

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Jun 01 2009


“I” bought a car last week. It’s a 2006 Toyota Matrix with only a little over 24,000 miles on it. It’s the same car as my parents’, except nicer. I better start learning to drive again. Also, my mom and I hit up AAA for maps and guidebooks. My car looks kind of like a…

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May 19 2009

Winding down.

My school year is coming to a close (two weeks later than everyone else in the parish) and I don’t really know what to share. I’m not sure that I can adequately describe the situation. All I know is that I love my kids most of the time and it has been amazing to see…

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May 13 2009

for the yogis

I figured I should put some more contact info here for the guys in my yoga class if you want to send me an email. The easiest email to send to is liv[dot]augusta[at]gmail[dot]com. Hope to hear from you…

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May 11 2009

Countdown Begins

I’ve taken the PRAXIS, waiting for the results. Taking finals right now. Packing. Louisiana soon…

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