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See ya later, not goodbye

So.... I have an announcement.  Actually it means nothing to anybody but me but I'd still like to hype it up.  I'm just kinda like that.After fifteen years of teaching in the same school, I am leaving.  I took a job here in Massachusetts teaching in an urban district.  I'm teaching in a small K-8 school and I am the only social studies teacher for seventh and eighth grade.  I am so excited, scared and overwhelmed I don't know if I should whoop it up or puke! Last week I cleaned out my classroom of a decade and disentangled myself.  Although I looooooved my classroom and would have forked you in the eye if you ever even suggested I might want a new classroom, I am the reason teachers should have to move classrooms every five years or so. My biggest issue....Time marches on!  I threw out binder after binder of worksheets I created a lifetime ago that definitely don't reflect who I am today.  I found all of my special education resources that I squirreled away in case t…

Liebster Award...... No Suh!

Wow!  In one week I have had two wonderful ladies and their blogs nominate me for a Liebster Award.  I was nominated by Sara over at Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms and Liz at Beach Teach.  Thank you ladies!!!




When you are nominated, there are a couple of rules you have to follow:



1. Link back to the blog that nominated you. 2. Answer the questions the nominator asked you. 3. Create 11 questions for your own nominees. 4. Nominate 5-11 blogs with less than 200 followers. 5. Contact the nominees to let them know that you nominated them.
Since I was nominated by two different bloggers I am going to answer Sara's questions since she tagged me first.  Here goes.....
1. What’s your favorite subject/grade to teach?8th grade American History!!!!  I love 8th graders because they are the perfect hybrid of an adult and a child and although you get the worst of both age groups, you totally et the best! 2. What is your favorite picture book? I recently taught a lesson on the ocean in my kiddo's kinderga…

Middle School Time Savers

Summer has started and so far It has been fabulous and stressful. We have thoroughly celebrated the seventh birthday of my amazing and fabulous son and then he broke his finger falling off his new bike:(. I'm just hoping he doesn't need a cast so we can continue our daily soaking in the pool. Right now, you are getting this blog post live from jury duty!!! I have been called up for various jury duties (district and federal... Oh yes, they are different and don't care about each other or if you have already served on one... Can't we all just get along?) three times in the past three years. What does this fabulous state that I love so much, have against me?Anybody who follows me knows my love affair with Pinterest. The love affair, though, causes me great envy. I look at these elementary school teachers' classrooms and I just drool. I love the organization and individualization that they can achieve because they have the same thirty kids all day. Don't g…