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Happy Wednesday!

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       Today is a rainy cold Wednesday in April.  I've got to work, but I really really wish that I could just be curled up with a good book in a comfy chair and read all day.  The motivation level is at an absolute low of 7% today.  It's a good thing that I'm excited to teach what I'm teaching today though... The Phantom Tollbooth is so much fun to read with my students out loud!  It makes me want to get out of my seat and act the whole thing out.  I'm going to try to do this while I read today.       I am excited about getting to see my Mom after school today though!  I have a meeting time of 4:00 today, even though we'll likely have to meet on the patio because of the weather since I'll have Norah with me.  Days when I get to see Mom are always happy days.       I need to go ahead and get ready for the day today.  The goal for the day is to finish grading the Biography reports from a month ago.  I know that the students are wanting their grades to be upda
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  In today's GT Seminar Class, we are writing opinion blog posts.  I would like to express my opinion for why I think that they should turn on the Air Conditioner System at Pulaski Heights Middle School. I can think of several reasons for why they should turn on the air conditioning, but the main (and probably most important reason) is because I think that it is way too hot in our classrooms for my students to learn adequately.  We are getting ready to embark upon standardized testing week, as well.  Testing week is stressful for students, and it is inevitable that everyone, including all of the teachers and students, will be sweaty.  This will eventually lead to irritableness and eventually grumpy test-takers.   These are some reasons why I feel that the LRSD should turn on the air conditioning at PHMS.  It is super hot up in here.
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  Today is a terrific Thursday!  It's a great day to have a great day and I'm excited to teach what I am teaching about today.   Here is the plan for today... Reflective Narrative Essay Presentation (Discuss parts of reflective narrative essay, timing of plan --> produce --> proofread. Reflective Narrative Essay Prompt Reflective Narrative Essay Rubric Discussion Blogging in GT Seminar today about Opinions. I need to eat lunch now so I am going to go.  Have a meeting at 12:30 today about Norah and then after school dinner with friends!  :-) Have a great day today, friends!  <3 - Sarah

It Will All Be Alright

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  Well.  It's been some time since I have written.  Life has been busy but good... I've had to move my classroom two times in the past few months and we've had countless virtual days since I've last written due to a crazy snow storm, storm damage at PHMS, and a million other interruptions.  Today, I will try to focus on the hear and the now.  Not the things that I wish I had accomplished two weeks ago, but the things that I can plan for and try to do today and tomorrow.   Today, I want to do these things:  Hang posters back up on the wall in the classroom Grade all of the outstanding assignments (nearly 500 things, I swear it.) Plan out my Phantom Tollbooth Unit Organize my "Teacher Stuff Table" of things Plan out my blogging unit for my GT Seminar Classes All of the other things Everything else Norah's Dance Class at 4:50 (Don't Forget!) Wish me luck!  I'm excited to get my students back tomorrow!!! :-) Have a great day, Friends!  <3 -Sarah
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  It was supposed to snow this morning.  It didn't snow, and I am so incredibly disappointed along with all of the other teachers out there. I've got a song stuck in my head... "Alaska" by Little Hurt.  It's got explicit lyrics, but I wish I could listen to it at school because its super catchy.  It talks about moving to Alaska and hating snow but taking a chance and just doing the things.  I love this song and Norah knows all of the lyrics, which makes me smile when I hear her sing it.  My grad school class starts tomorrow and I'm actually really excited to start it.  I feel like I've got a good habit of waking up early to do things so I'll have a good routine set up for my "homework time".   I've also started doing crafts while I read or do grade things so it doesn't feel so much like "work", which is fun.  I'm currently crocheting 1) a hat, 2) a scrunchie hair bow thing, 3) a baby blanket for my neighbor's baby gi
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  Happy Sunday, Friends!  We tackled IKEA, the Memphis Galleria Mall, and then dinner at Huey's.  Slept like babies at the hotel and are we're now on our way home to clean the house and put all of this IKEA stuff together that we got.  I'm pretty excited about it.  This weekend was such a great mini-vacation... makes me want for a bigger trip this summer to somewhere relaxing like maybe a trip to Seaside or a cruise, assuming that it is safe to take a trip because of Covid-19 and because of graduate school classes.   Speaking of grad school, I am excited to get started.  (I think) that I start on January 14th, but I need to double check when the class actually starts. I've got my book and my email set up.  I've got my new highlighters and I started tabbing the book until the tabs got unsticky and I had to taken them off. I'm ready to start, I think.  Still kind of nervous about being "too busy", but I think that I'll do ok enough to make it.  Today
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"It didn't seem like she'd left long ago and let her own folks go..." We are on our way to Memphis right now. Norah and Chris are singing and we're having a grand old time.  We're going to be going to IKEA today and a few other fun Memphis places like Knowledge Tree and "big fun outside park place" that I can never remember the name of.  The lyric up above from "Wide Open Spaces" makes me think about how I'm getting older and slowly but surely becoming an adult. We are going to IKEA to get a new rug but we aren't going to only get a few things that we "really need to get."  It's a new thing, but we have a basic budget for what we want to spend on this trip this weekend.  We're going to stay at a hotel (big deal, since we've barely left the city besides our 2020 Camping Trip to Colorado).  We're going to go eat at Huey's.  We're going to probably find a toy store or maybe Knowledge Tree to go visit f