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Speling is Gud

Last week, as I was grocery shopping in a large local chain supermarket, I encountered the following sign. I brought my shopping cart to an abrupt halt. I gaped. No, it wasn’t a sudden craving for pretzEls begging to be … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Durham

On Thursday morning, June 20, I’ll have to say goodbye to an old friend. Durham Elementary School, as a result of school district reconfiguration, will cease to exist as a K-5 elementary school. It will be reborn as the Cairo-Durham … Continue reading

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Here Comes Captain Book

Aarrrggghh, my pretties! It is I, Captain Book…… Every Friday morning 75 or so Kindergarten through 2nd graders come together in Durham Elementary’s cafetorium for Morning Program, a long standing tradition blending song, instruction and camaraderie to get the day … Continue reading

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Teaching, Testing, and Other Contradictions

Let’s begin with a disclaimer: everything that follows is based on anecdotal evidence. There are two reasons for this, the first being that my more than 20 years as an elementary school teacher gives me a plethora of anecdotes to … Continue reading

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A Positive Addiction

I have been, as previously mentioned, an Anglophile since the age of approximately six. I have been a bibliophile for just about as long (no, relax, there won’t be a “phile” for every letter of the alphabet) and it has … Continue reading

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