Monthly Archives: September 2012

A spill

A hand held pencil sharpener hits the classroom floor.  Colored pencil shavings scatter across the floor.  Students drop to the floor eager to pick up the mess.  A student comes to me asking for a dust pan eager to help. … Continue reading

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The Towers

It is difficult as an elementary teacher to know what to do on September 11 in the classroom. I live in an area where there are many commuters to New York City.  Many of the school population was not born … Continue reading

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Shaky ground

I have done this for many years. A different grade this year. Feeling uncertain about teaching a younger grade. What are my expectations? They should be high, but how high? How will I know? I will know through ongoing conversations … Continue reading

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