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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