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Slice of Life 2021 Day 27: Off you go (almost!)

Dear 5th Graders,  Congratulations to the class of 2021! I am incredibly proud of each and every one of you. This was my first year at Mason-Rice, and what a year it was! The resilience and optimism that you demonstrated every day as we learned in Google Classroom, on Zoom, six-feet-apart, and with masks, continuesContinue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 27: Off you go (almost!)”

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Slice of Life 2021 Day 25: Choosing To Think Like That

“Are you a teacher?,” the officer said as he shined his flashlight on my car that had been torn apart. “Yes, my kids are probably wondering where I am right now,” I replied.  “We’ll get you on your way soon, m’am.” This morning, I walked into the parking garage to see all of my carContinue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 25: Choosing To Think Like That”

Slice of Life 2021 Day 24: Planning

Planning for My 5th Grade Yearbook Letter We always tell our students to plan before they write in a system that works for them. As a fifth grade teacher, I have the honor of writing a letter to the 5th Grade Class of 2021. Wanting to make sure I capture their resilience, optimism, and flexibility Continue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 24: Planning”

Slice of Life 2021 Day 23: An Unexpected Surprise at the …

“A gift for you has shipped!,” read the subject of the email I opened this morning.  It’s not my birthday or any real reason to celebrate but this week has been a tough one and I knew immediately who was on the gifting end of this unexpected surprise.  “I LOVE the joggers. That was soContinue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 23: An Unexpected Surprise at the …”

Slice of Life 2021 Day 21: How-To, Venmo Edition

One of my favorite forms of writing to enjoy with students is how-to tutorials. I love the humor that students incorporate into sharing step by step instruction with others and the freedom in composition. I also love starting how-to writing off by having students instruct me on how to make a peanut butter and jellyContinue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 21: How-To, Venmo Edition”

Slice of Life 2021 Day 19: A String of Memories

“HI Auntie! I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you, especially today. I also wanted to share that I brought all of the pearls that Uncle M gave me throughout the years and am having them made into a necklace. I am still so touched that he thought of meContinue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 19: A String of Memories”

Slice of Life 2021 Day 18: Checking In

 “Will we have snack all together?”  “Where will eat lunch?” “There will still be recess, right?” “We all get to be together all day?!” “No more Zoom?!” “So, remote days won’t be a thing anymore?!” “Oh man, I’m going to be tired.” “Will there be homework?” “My parents want me to come to school double-masked,Continue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 18: Checking In”