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I shut my eyes to travel back in time to when I was in school.  I walked into my class in 6th grade for the first time.  It was a core class, meaning three classes entailing Reading, Language arts and Social Studies.  I was nervous because I didn't know anyone in the class save for a few people I vaguely remember from elementary school.  The teacher was the old-fashioned type... read more

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I was like a kid at Christmas time last week. My newest math tools came in the mail! My presents to myself and my students consisted of a set of base 10 units including ones, tens rods and hundreds flats. I also acquired 10 beautiful number lines with the zero in the middle and the positive and negative regions extending to the right and left. There were magnetic fractions circles which started... read more

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The art of writing a sentence is a difficult task indeed. When I taught 3rd grade English, the difficulties of explaining the serpentine nature of language were all too apparent. "Alright class, we are going to learn about nouns," I would say, "What is a noun?" The students would dutifully answer "person, place or thing." But that was a far as we got. We never were... read more