“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -A.A. Milne I never really read Winnie the Pooh books growing up. My favorite was Jillian Jiggs. It’s about a little girl who never cleaned up her room. She would start and then invent a new game to play which…

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Welcome to Part Two of Bad Friends. We ended part one on a really good note. If you haven’t read it, I highly suggest you Go Back and Read it Here. We are talking about secret rules for relationships. But not just any relationship…best friends. #squadgoals #myperson #bffs At this point, I have already spotted…

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I must be a bad friend. She didn’t come to my rescue. What did I do to lose my best friend status?  Hello, secret rules… I just finished reading a book by Jon Acuff called Finish. It is about finishing goals and so much more. It was a fantastic read. There was a chapter about…

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“I’m trying to help you! Let me help you!” Now. I typically would not be home yelling at my rose bushes for stabbing me in the butt while I’m trying to weed their flower bed. I typically would be in a room with red cabinets, blue light filters, and an assortment of anchor charts that…

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I watched her chew on the remains of the pink starburst. I watched as she pulled it out of her mouth and rolled it between her fingers before chewing on it some more.  I tried to focus on telling the story of God speaking to Elijah from 1 Kings 19. I was at the part…

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My kids had to write a narrative about time traveling to the future as an end of unit task. Me: You will be 36 or 37 in 2050, so what are you going to do as an adult? Student 1: How old will you be? Student 2: She will probably be dead. That’s in the…

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I feel like “decade” sounds a lot longer than just ten years. A decade feels a lot more like this giant tree. It’s massive. It’s a Banyan tree which means it’s all just one tree. Kinda like you and me and all our experiences over the past ten years. So to honor all the roots…

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Teaching before any break is always very interesting. Winter break might just be the craziest time of all though. Here is a snapshot of our days… Denice during dismissal: *Do you hear that?we both start listening to her class as they break into spot Christmas caroling*Denice: what are they doing?!Me: Mutiny probably. Epic Adventure: Me:…

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Today was the last day before winter break. My amazing aide stopped by to bring my kids German treats. On the way out she said, “Happy last teaching day of the decade!” Crazy. End of a decade. At the start of the decade, I never thought I’d be in a first grade classroom. But God…

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This is a piece of fence that our kids brought Denice during recess. An. Actual. Piece. Of. Fence. If that doesn’t sum up the crazy of Halloween-New Year Time frame I don’t know what could…but here is a collection of questions and comments from the past few weeks. Walking in for breakfast Student 1: Why…

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