Monthly Archives: November 2010

Letter to Heaven

(Courtesy of Broadway Showtunes, who joins the entire school community in mourning the loss of Ms. W., a beloved former third grade teacher who passed away from cancer over the Thanksgiving break) Dear Mis Dbwu : I mis you. Can … Continue reading

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Thanks

I’m forgoing the traditional Black Friday shopping madness in favor of a day of report cards and fancy coffee.  There’s something about doing annotated goals and objectives while still feeling snug from Thanksgiving dinner that’s leading me to take stock … Continue reading

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Not On The Test

This morning, in preparation for progress reports, I needed to assess Broadway Showtunes on her ability to answer WH- questions presented in non-fiction passages at her reading level (roughly mid-second grade, for the record.)  Passage was selected,  pencil given, clear … Continue reading

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Waiting for Whatever

There’s been a lot of buzz in the past couple months over the movie Waiting For Superman, which is basically an attempt to reduce the complexity of public education to a 90 minute popcorn-seller with a hero (charter schools) and … Continue reading

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