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The Crayon Bucket

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In my classroom, we have this bucket. We call it the crayon bucket. Its job is to hold two kinds of crayons: the broken ones and the forgotten ones.

When I started teaching it didn’t take me long to figure out that crayons are hard for five-year-olds to keep up with. Like… I found it out within thirty minutes!!! 🙂

We started out that first day and everyone had a brand new pack of shiny, beautiful, pointy crayons (by the way, I quickly learned that you don’t give a class full of kindergarteners an entire pack of crayons on day one…teaching 101). Now I do a crayon a day.  As we learn each color, if we treat our first crayon nicely, we get to keep it and eventually get more, but anyway, that’s another story!

So, after thirty minutes on that first day of school, I had a floor full of random crayons…

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Posted by on July 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

The Crayon Bucket

In my classroom, we have this bucket. We call it the crayon bucket. Its job is to hold two kinds of crayons: the broken ones and the forgotten ones. When I started teaching it didn’t take me …

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Posted by on July 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

The DNC just made history again, but the news media aren’t paying attention

Donna Brazile, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and Rev. Leah Daughtry are leading one of the most important Democratic Party conventions ever. But you wouldn’t know that going by mainstream news r…

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Posted by on July 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

8 Silent Signs Stress Is Making You Sick

If you have any of these symptoms of stress side effects, your stress levels might be making you sick.

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Posted by on July 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

What We Need to “Get Right” about J.Lo and Cultural Appropriation

  J to the L-O hello! It seems Jennifer Lopez needed a wake-up call after her major faux pas on Monday when she carelessly tweeted a photo of she and Lin-Manuel Miranda promoting their new tri…

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Posted by on July 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

What We Need to “Get Right” about J.Lo and Cultural Appropriation

What We Need to “Get Right” about J.Lo and Cultural Appropriation

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J to the L-O hello! It seems Jennifer Lopez needed a wake-up call after her major faux pas on Monday when she carelessly tweeted a photo of she and Lin-Manuel Miranda promoting their new tribute single in honor of Pulse victims, Love Make the World Go Round. In a since-deleted tweet Ms. “Jenny from da block” allowed her political correctness to supersede any historical context of black lives mattering by erasing the specificity of black lives and relegating them to all lives. Yup, she did all of that in a hashtag and Vibe Viva editor Marjua Estevez gathered Ms. Lopez in the most epic of reads and said nearly everything many of us were thinking.

Jennifer Lopez getting called out on her privilege and selective memory was necessary as she has significantly benefitted from the many black lives she refused to acknowledge when co-opting a movement founded on the centering…

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Posted by on July 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

How Flexible Seating Transformed My Classroom | The TpT Blog

Meghan Snable can confidently say that flexible seating has been a success for her class. ‘I can’t imagine going back to traditional seating.’

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Posted by on July 5, 2016 in Uncategorized