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A little blog written by an ordinary person about everyday life. Just reflections and humorous experiences about things that happen or could happen to all of us.

Owner: Kim_Parker

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  • Testing, Testing, 1 2 3Can you sit for 2 1/2 hours and read?  I would guess that most people could not do it.  Yet that is what we expect elementary schoolchildren to do in this lovely state of North Carolina every year.  (I suspect more states employ this t...
  • A Switch Hitter (and that would be me)
    on Sep 7, 2012 in politicians Democrats
    Most of my friends know that I have been a Democrat since I was able to vote.  To me, the Democratic Party stands for so many of the things I believe in, like helping others who are less fortunate, and racial and gender equality.  Howe...
  • Bad Teacher (No Contract for You!)Everywhere I look recently I see an article or hear a news story about a bad teacher.  The media is digging out bad teacher stories like squirrels looking for a nut.  Don't get me wrong--most of the bad teacher stories I read are appalling.
  • What did you learn this year?The last day of school for my students is tomorrow.  This school year ends my 21st year of teaching.  Argh!  I just can't believe it!  Where did all the time go?  And most importantly, how did I get so old?  But even as...
  • Things I Wish I Had Learned as a Student Teacher
    on May 13, 2012 in teaching student teacher
    I had a student teacher this year.  She was actually a year-long intern, but she graduated from college this past Saturday so her time in my classroom is over.  I've been thinking a lot about the things I should have told her.  Here ar...
  • Who Wants to be a Teaching Assistant?Yesterday every teacher assistant in my county got a pink slip.  They are all being fired as of June 30.We knew our school district's budget for 2012-2013 wasn't looking good.  We knew there would be cuts.  What we did not know (until...
  • America the Beautiful?Something stinks in this country, and it is our politicians and the games they play.I grew up in a medium-sized, blue collar city in the Midwest.  My family was middle-class, with my dad working two jobs and my mom staying at home with us kids (...
  • A Day In the Life
    on Mar 30, 2012 in teaching
    written:  March 20117:00 Arrive at School.  Run to the conference room to check out the testing books.  Feel like I have to sign my life away to get the testing materials.  Run back to my classroom where my students are hapaz...
  • Black Thursday, March 1So a few months ago I decided to start a Facebook group called "North Carolina Teachers for Change."  I had this idea that maybe some teachers could band together, share information, and keep on top of the changes happening in the North Carolina...
  • The Death of a Legend
    on Jan 22, 2012 in Joe Paterno Penn State
    This morning a true American legend died--Joe Paterno.  I know many people have bad feelings about JoePa because of the whole sex abuse scandal, and I can understand those feelings.  I worked for three years with children who had suffered a...
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