Monthly Archives: February 2013

Question and Answer

Finn’s IEPs are always pretty memorable. A towheaded ten-year old who is almost constantly in motion, Finn’s primary interests include technology, office accoutrements, and talking extensively about highly preferred topics; he is also exceptionally inquisitive and feels a very strong … Continue reading

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FaceBlog : 2/20

No, small child, the answer to “What kind of music did the Maidu play during their ceremonies?” is NOT a re-enactment of the Gangnam Style pony dance.

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Valentine’s Day

There is nothing else in the world like Valentine’s Day in an elementary school. On the wall outside Greene Elementary there is a quote by José Martí: “We work for children because children know how to love, because children are … Continue reading

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Day in the Life

It’s a typical Tuesday, and I do typical things. 8:10 AM: Time to check the inbox.  I need to: schedule an observation for a fifth grader’s hearing specialist, request Ja’Neesha’s paperwork from the school district down the road, organize GATE … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefit

Ja’Neesha has acquired, over the course of the past few weeks, a homework folder, several paper decodable books, a few stolen math manipulatives, many pictures drawn for her by a sweet group of third graders, a very tentative understanding of … Continue reading

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A text exchange among colleagues

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Step by Step

It’s been a quiet few weeks in TeacherBeth BlogLand.  Which is, alas, not due to it being a quiet few weeks in the life of TeacherBeth.  Mostly, I haven’t written because I’ve been too utterly exhausted at the end of … Continue reading

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