Category Archives: Notes from the teacher’s desk

Spelling Test This Friday!

Growing up I was not a good speller and I dreaded the Friday spelling test. I’d take a practice test the night before. With my mother calling out the words I’d write them but when it came to taking the … Continue reading

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Don’t Push!

In the past few years I have experienced first hand what it is like when people constantly make remarks hoping to push you into doing something you are not ready to do. Here’s the back story….. I don’t know when … Continue reading

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Math Facts Are A Must!

Babies, operations and the confession to myself that I missed teaching were the reasons I ended up in the classroom 3 times during the 2017-2018 school year. Don’t get me wrong, I love retirement! Having the flexiblility to travel whenever … Continue reading

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Do Something Everyday For Someone Who Can Never Repay You

At some point in time I read somewhere,” Do something every day for someone who can never repay you”. I try to live up to that quote. I’m not successful everyday. I interpret the quote to mean to be kind … Continue reading

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Memories Along The Road To Getting Older

  I have a brain full of memories. Some are happy, some are sad.  Some of them are trying to get lost the older I get.  It gets harder and harder to pull them out and remember all of the … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect

I love technology.  Learning new programs to use in a classroom is one of the things I miss in retirement.  I do however have some issues with technology in the classroom. You can call it an app, I call it … Continue reading

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Childhood Sick Days

I’ve been sick.  Sickest I have ever been in my adult life.  It made me miss my mother. Even though husband did an excellent job of making sure I got better there were times while I was sick that I just wished my mother … Continue reading

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Drowning In A Sea of Photos

I’m finding retirement is a constant battle of what I want to do and what I know I should be doing.  Things I ignored around the house, during the 19 years I worked full time, have filled the void once occupied by work … Continue reading

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Young Writers and Inventive Spelling

Once upon a not too distant time I had a parent who felt her first grader should be taught only second grade work.  She felt he was way beyond our first grade curriculum and as proof she brought to our … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean You Don’t Understand?

Sometimes TMI is a good thing especially when it comes to directions. Often important pieces of information are missing for the audience reading or listening to the directions.  I don’t think it’s on purpose.  It’s more a causality of doing something … Continue reading

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