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My new blog :)

Hi Followers!

I will still be using newTeachrtips on occasion (in the Teaching tools or My First Year Teaching pages) but I will mainly be posting on my new site called Hannah’s Happenings – it is where I will talk about my life experiences with my cat, music, food, my teaching jobs, general reflections, and working out! Since it is a new blog and has one follower (who is myself!), I wanted to do a post to draw you all from this blog to PLEASE follow my new one 🙂 

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Music to mellow the manic soul #sol17

With everything that is going on in America right now, I have found myself getting respite from songs. I love listening to a wide variety of music, but some days, I need a certain vibe to help me pretend that all is ok with the world (or myself). 

All Songs Considered did a podcast in which they chose songs that were written for protest, the link is to my favorite – it is called “Work” by Charlotte Day Wilson. The lyric that empowers me the most is                                              

“it’s going to take a bit of work..now that you’re here..woah oh work

The video also only shows women and members of he LGBTQ community, according to the artist, which on its own shows gumption. 

I love being moved by music! 

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Pathological Pain #sol17

The body – 

Easily changed from fluid to fragile, young to old, peppy to passive in the blink of an eye.

The smallest movement and it’s incapacitated. 

Unsure how to get out of the funk and squalor of the throbbing tweak.

Relaxation and medication only numb my mind.

Need it to feel like my whole self again.

Warmed and iced is a temporary fix.

My body is my temple and soul and been cursed with a shoulder that was pulled from the slight over-reach while being vain. Please ease the pain. 

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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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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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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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