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Tara Reed
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Day 1: Texas Independence Day
Today, March 2nd, is Texas Independence Day. If you aren't from Texas, you may not understand the level of allegiance a Texan has to the Lone Star State. :) I thought I would start off this month long challenge listing reasons I love living in Texas. We are...
Day 1: Texas Independence Day
Day 1: Texas Independence Day
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How teaching is like roller skating...
When I was a child, roller skating was one of my favorite activities. I would roller skate at the roller skating rink, in the driveway, or down the street at my friend's house pretending we were in the Olympics. The thing is, when I was learning to skate, t...
How teaching is like roller skating...
How teaching is like roller skating...
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Writers!!!!!
Slowly but surely I've been trying to get ready for school tomorrow. It isn't easy when you don't feel well! However, I spent part of the afternoon looking at my students' writing. Wow! Finally, I see writers! I see kids with opinions who are trying very ha...
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I Nee Spring Break
I Need Spring Break So Please Remember  I  Need to Get away too! Believe me! Right now Educators All around me Know this feeling! Sincerely, Tara Reed
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My silly dog
Last week we had quite a scare at the Reed household. Our English bulldog, Dezzy, was missing. The worst part is that my 7 year old left the gate open, and he felt horrible that the dog was gone. It was a very stressful few hours for our family. We have som...
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Data Analysis and YET
If the title didn't excite you, I don't know what will! :) Today my students did some work analyzing their reading benchmarks from last week. It was pretty interesting to watch them make graphs out of their data and try and determine their strengths and wea...
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Why I love my child's high school...
My family is very fortunate to feed into a great high school. To say our school community has suffered some staggering losses would be an understatement. Since my daughter has entered Guyer, there have been 6 young lives that have been lost way too soon. Th...
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Day 4: When did that happen??
Today has been a weird day. My oldest son turned 20. 20! I'm not real sure how 20 years snuck up on me like that. Then I see so many of my friends' kids heading off to the 8th grade formal and I think about how it really doesn't seem like it has been that l...
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Feedback
Feedback has been my friend and nemesis for quite some time. I know the value of it and I work very hard to make my feedback to students as effective as possible. I spent quite a bit of time this year modeling what it looks like to give and receive feedback...
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Day 2: Hurry up!
 Why is it that during this season of nonstop testing, whether benchmark or STAAR, I feel like in my classroom we are always in a hurry? We need to hurry to get from place to place so that we have more time in the classroom. We need to hurry in the restroom...
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