Monthly Archives: May 2013

On Stereotypes

The fourth grade is studying stereotypes. The teacher writes it on the board, the definition. An overly general description of a group of people that does not describe all of the people. As a class, they brainstorm a few that … Continue reading

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Friend File

Jonathan missed Lunch Group last week.  I kind of saw it coming, because he’d spent much of his Walking Break the day before telling me about his various strategies for tolerating the awful taste of cold medicine.  The rest of … Continue reading

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What I Make (Thoughts on Teacher Appreciation Week)

Last week, I was doing my thing with Saleem–checking in with him, as I do every day, about Good Choices and Challenges, writing his note home.  He was, as he usually is, initially defensive, initially self-centered–I moved him, as I … Continue reading

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A Bit of Bathroom Reading

I have had a number of, well, poopy days lately.  The reason? Maya, a fiesty pig-tailed fifth grade student who loves drawing, wears a lot of purple, and tends to go upwards of 10 days without a bowel movement.  Her … Continue reading

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