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The Elementary School Teacher’s Guide to Effective Parenting

Now that I have been retired from teaching in elementary school for some time, I believe it is now safe, er, incumbent upon me to share some of the wisdom I have gathered over the years. A retired teacher.  Note … Continue reading

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Going to My Happy Place (s)

  So much for dreaming, so much for dreaming…… Ian and Sylvia Fifty or so third graders were on the school bus and were as settled as they were likely to be for the trip back to school after the … 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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Of Puke and Pencils

As any elementary school teacher knows, in addition to being an Angel of Mercy and indispensible to the functioning of the school, the school nurse is also a Destination. OK, I’m bored. Where can I go to get outta here … Continue reading

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Arachnophobia

Spiders. It’s bad luck to kill one. They’re more afraid of you that you are of them. They eat flies and other annoying pests. They are nature’s little octopodal helpers. These and other platitudes I would routinely bleat out to … Continue reading

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