Author Archives: showgem

About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.

Summer School

I used to teach Summer School during the month of July.  I taught remedial math and reading.  The last year I taught summer school I had 5th grade students.  Both of my daughters worked at summer school as well.  Chelsie … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach

I was in high school when I went to Virginia Beach with my mom and dad.  I was wearing a white bikini with a butterfly on my top and bottom. I felt like I had it all together. Of course … Continue reading

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Time Change

What is going on?  My life has always been organized because I had a smartphone.  I could reach out to all of my buddies.  I could get help using my phone.   I woke up this morning and I am in … Continue reading

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Teachers Write: Quick Write with Traci Sorel

Spring Challenges Strong storms including tornadoes. No school for 3 days. We had 14 snow days. No internet so I went to the town library. No luck there for internet. We ended up getting out of school on June 29. … Continue reading

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Daughter’s Birthday

Today is my youngest daughter’s birthday and the last day of March Slice of Life. A double celebration. We will be meeting her in Manhattan for an early dinner with her boyfriend . She lives in New York. My other … Continue reading

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Cleaning up my e-mails

I get a lot of e-mails each day.  The past 2 weeks I made the decision to clean up my emails on Saturday morning  when I am in bed. It is usually over 100 emails. I look at some of … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

This morning  it was lovely listening to the birds chirping. The weather  was in the 50s. I went to yoga tonight. When I pulled into the driveway I heard the peepers.  In my backyard there was a robust chickadee hanging … Continue reading

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