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Kindness in kindergarten (reblog of Life is baeutiful from kindness blog)

I really enjoyed this post! Even though spelling and grammar are big pet peeves of mine, I think it is important for children to learn to be themselves in writing and have confidence before spelling is important. As they become better readers, it will be something they notice on their own.

Do you remember the name of your kindergarten teacher? I do, mine. Her name was Mrs White. And I remember thinking she must be some older relation of Walt Disney’s Snow White, because she had the same bright blue eyes, short dark hair, red lips and fair skin. I don’t remember much about what we […]

http://kindnessblog.com/2016/01/19/life-is-baeutiful-by-singlestep/

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Rain drops keep falling on my head 

It was odd not putting #blogaday and the number of posts! 

I came up with a fun activity for the weather unit, and it turned out so well:) We made rain with beads and glitter glue – I put them on the wall today after drying, and only a few beads fell off! 

There are some changes arriving soon with management and my classroom, but I really feel like things are coming together.

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YAHOO TO THE YEAR! (365 out of 365) #blogaday

Wow! My 365 days of blogging has come to an end – so much has happened since I started my winter practicum through graduate school 😮 I have my master’s, a job, live on my own, adopted a cat, and many more! I will love looking back at all my posts and reminiscing about the fun things I found to get my quota of 365!

365 DAYS, 365 DOWN!!

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Over the break, I had time to ponder about the fifth graders that I will be part-time teaching next term. I was very nervous to begin with, but knew it was a grade that I could potentially end up teaching in the future – it is important to have a wide range in elementary education. Throughout my undergraduate years, I observed and assisted in first and second grade classes, so I wanted to try the other end of the grades. I was worried about the upper elementary students because I seem to connect quicker with the very young children. However, after catching up with a retired teacher whose classroom I helped in, I started to see the benefits of teaching older students. They can be challenged with ideas, have deeper conversations, and switch from educator to educator with respectful behavior. These reasons will make the second subject that I teach into…

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Word for word (364 out of 365) #blogaday

One more day! 😮 Went by so fast!
https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/staceyolw2016/

This post was very moving! I liked how it made me reflect on my every day life and what I try to live by. I definitely have “one word,” positivity. I always try to go to bed happy by not letting sorrows or stresses come home with me. I also let go of things that people would probably keep with them. I feel it isn’t worth it to let anything affect the way I look at my world: I am me and how I live it should be satisfying and enjoyable!

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Snow and school (361 out of 365) #blogaday

FOUR MORE DAYS! 😮
Today I experienced my first somewhat snow day – we weren’t able to drive in the morning due to ice on the road so we came in the afternoon. There were very few teachers, and we sent most of the ones who were in rooms home. It was an interesting day! Driving back was rough though because the parking lot had iced over but I lived through my first “snow day” with school. We’ll see how the rest of the week goes with the icy roads!

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Handyman Hannah! (360 out of 365) #blogaday

This weekend, I picked up some new furniture units from IKEA for my apartment – now anyone who knows IKEA is aware that they make you assemble everything yourself.. I was determined to get it done on my own! Once I started though, I realized what a long process it was going to be 😮 They have so many bits and pieces when it could really be only a few, but after quite a few hours for each unit and sore arms, I can say that I put together a bookshelf, TV stand, and sidetable 🙂

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Resolution regret (358 out of 365) #blogaday

I really like this post because I don’t usually make resolutions, let alone remember what they were many years ago 😮 I decided to make one this year-> to workout more – now that I don’t have a gym membership just by being in college, it is up to me more to setup a routine either at home or at the apartment gym. Wish me luck!

White Elephant in the Room

elephant_nyeIt’s New Year’s Eve morning, and I’m up bright and early to savor one last day of gluttony, sloth and various other deadly sins before my shiny new halo arrives promptly at midnight.

This time last year, I made – and kept – my three no-thought-required-oh-so-simple resolutions. This year, I’ve decided to go old school. Rather than list the new vegetables I vow to devour or the year’s bestsellers I intend to read, I’m going to delve into the resolution vault and revisit some unfinished business from New Years of yore:

Keep a diary (1987): While I’ll miss the security of the little green book with the ADT-approved lock, a basic notebook by the bedside should suffice. And let’s just call it a journal.

Read To Kill a Mockingbird (1999, 2004, 2009, 2014): I had the opportunity to not read this book three times in three high schools (Army…

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