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Aug 25 2009

First Day of School- Year Two

Things are looking up so far! The halls were quiet. Students walked in straight lines, with their hands behind their backs no less. I’m a fan of the new Behavior Matrix, the school-wide discipline plan, the morning/afternoon announcements, & the overall RESTRUCTURING of our school this year, put in place by our new, AMAZING principal,…

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Aug 15 2009

Back in DC for YEAR TWO!

I got into DC yesterday. Humidity hit me right off the plane – yay! haha. I must say, it is absolutely worse than Oklahoma’s humidity. Good news though, this is my second year teaching here, so I’ve got a much smaller list of “unknowns” ahead of me! Feeling really good about our new principal –…

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Aug 10 2009

I am the worst blogger ever.

I resolve to be better about this for next year. Tomorrow’s the first day of in-service for the LCSD. Summer is winding to a rapid close….It consisted of some good ole Delta living, TFA stuff, the making of a controversial video, going to Texas, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. All in all it was a pretty…

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Jul 29 2009

Follow-Up to “Fired Up” and so on…

Ok, so just wanted to follow-up to two posts ago, when I was SUPER excited about doing a Rhythm of Art camp at my church back here in T-town: Basically, the camp went sooo smoothly, the kids loved learning percussion, drawing, painting, & even some African dancing! We performed the “Funga” dance to our congregation…

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Jul 15 2009

Planning…

Been home for three weeks now. Oh blessed summer! How I love thee. I am beginning to plan for YEAR TWO today, going over Core Knowledge curricula and DC Visual Art Standards. Already, it feels soooo good to already know a little bit more of what to expect! Just working on BIG PICTURE stuff right…

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Jul 08 2009

FIRED UP!

I have been home for two weeks now. I’ve spent a lot of quiet mornings to myself, laughed and caught up a lot with family and friends, enjoyed the pool in my parent’s backyard, all in re-learning how to rest. It’s been pretty low-key, but right now I am FIRED UP! and EXCITED!! because my…

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Jun 25 2009

Home Sweet Home

Woke up in my parent’s new home in Tulsa this morning. It feels good to be home. Not gonna lie, this past week in DC, I had tears of sweet release or JOY a few times just thinking about ALL that God has done in my life as a first year teacher! Pretty incredible… I…

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Jun 19 2009

The Last of the First

Today was the last day of my first year of teaching! Wow! Quite a year it’s been… As our vice principal said, “in a typical school year, you “storm,” you “form,” and then you get the “norm,”…we have STORMED all year.” This really is no joke. And as people at my school would say…”I KNOW…

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So the end of the school year finished in a whirlwind of performances for the LHS Choir, from the Marianna Day of Prayer to “Celebrating Trojan Pride” (a fantastic production put on my 2 second-year TFAers who have signed on for a 3rd year at LHS!), a performance at the middle school, and finally a…

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Jun 13 2009

The start to summer!

So it’s been way too long since I updated this and the end of the school year was filled with lots of stuff, so I’m going to divide up the last few months into a series of manageable posts I’ll put in over the next couple of days (yay summer!). But yes, I survived my…

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