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Feb 02 2011

Highs and Lows – 2/2/11

Highs: third period came trickling into today due to the 2 our delay. They were the best they’ve ever been in awhile. They sat and listened, They answered questions, they got it right. During independent practice, Anthony kept asking, “can we do one more?” “Can we keep going?”. It was amazing.
Lows: My principal asking me what’s come of the honors chem plans, saying that they need to be differentiated from the regular chemistry. Well, it’s hard to do when there are no resources for honors classes in this this district. It’s doubly hard when the teacher is required to find this curriculum. It’s triply hard with the group of honors students I have (who were showcased in the “Highs”) can’t stop talking and pay attention. He agrees so he suggests shuffling my chemistry classes. I say that I am strongly against this and he argues with, “Well, they want to…

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Jan 20 2010

Jaleel and Erik get honored

Tonight, Jaleel and Erik, our two senior basketball captains were honored by the Markward Basketball Club. Markward is (one of) the oldest basketball clubs in the country. Every year, they honor seniors in the public and catholic basketball leagues for outstanding character or performance. Our basketball coach was honored when he was in high school…

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Jan 05 2010

Terrence Speaks

There was a TFA event tonight that was meant to reinspire current corps members for school after break. I have to admit, it was definitely hard to come back after break to the same old crap and crappy treatment. Luckily, the event was on Tuesday night. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew since…

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Dec 17 2009

Rice Krispies

Wayne has been hanging out in my room a lot. Any time he has a sub, a coverage, no class (meaning he’s cutting) or lunch, he wants to be in my room. I’ve made him my little helper for the last couple of weeks. Today, after the half day, we made rice krispies treats, as…

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Nov 23 2009

Musings

Let’s not forget -Jaleel stands up in the middle of class while we take notes to go to the back of the room. He starts spinning around with his arms spread out, like Julie Andrews on the sound of music. He finishes and sits back down to continue his notes. -Jaleel, Richard, and Stanley came…

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May 30 2009

All because of YOU!

Today was senior projects. It’s been a long time since I’ve written about school but it has been a long time since I’ve had a day or an experience that was worthy of blogging. Today was really a day that reminded me of why I put up with the cursing, the stupid administrators, the overall…

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Nov 21 2008

Protected: If I were a boy…

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Nov 09 2008

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Oct 26 2008

Protected: Just a note

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