Open Mouth Returns (Part One), but the Revolution Will NOT Be Televised

Alas, MCTV is now defunct. Let’s just say this: Issues were raised. My free trial with uStream was about to run out. See #1. Watch me go all passive voice here for a bit. It was pointed out that certain objections might be raised, and that there were some parents (even those who might not have […]

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OK, I have been lagging, but this is my 400th post! (Also: Husker Du?)

Sort of. That counts reruns. I know it’s been awhile, but I have some fresh material, I promise. We are hard upon spring break. Way too early this year for me, but as always, we’ll take ’em where we get ’em. Currently reading the Ray Bradbury story “The Earth Men” from The Martian Chronicles. Love […]

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Three Weeks

I know. You thought I was done with this whole blog thing. My seventh grade attention span finally got the best of me. It’s just testing. It’s just so… what’s the word? Enervating. I have a sort of love/hate thing with testing. Mostly hate these days, but back in the day, when I was actually […]

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Walk Around

We got another STAR testing pep talk yesterday. There must be serious pressure from the new superintendent on our admins to bounce back from our dip last year. The way I see it, we’re lucky the damage wasn’t worse, considering the seventh grade bunch we had last year. A lot of them had trouble bubbling […]

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Buy Better Erasers

(I’m posting this from my Nookcolor…How cool is that?) We had a meeting yesterday morning–the first day back…after two weeks off…a meeting…in the morning…after two weeks off. Anyway, there was an item about our upcoming STAR testing, and our admins were talking about ways we could raise our scores, since we dropped about 20 points […]

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