Dear Children, You Are So Freaking Lucky To Still Be Alive

My morning started out pretty amazing. I was on the treadmill watching the news. The forecast was calling for a sixty degree day. In February. I lost three pounds this week and was excited to slip on my sure to be loose jeans. I also purchased a new shirt and purse from Target last night that I was eager to debut. And it's Friday. Today was going to be amazing. Then I wake the children. And all holy hell breaks loose. My one son refuses to get out of bed…

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Kicking My Students Butts One Step At A Time

Part of my diet and exercise regime includes counting my steps everyday. I really felt the need to challenge myself. So when one of my fave students got a Fitbit, we started challenging each other on a weekly basis. He's in 8th grade. He's got an obscene amount of energy. And he plays multiple sports. On the first day he got over 27,000 steps. Sometimes I walk into my room and find a giant L written on my board. Sometimes when I see this student he yells "take a L".…

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