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Kathleen Sokolowski
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Teacher, Mommy, Reader and Dare I Say Writer
Teacher, Mommy, Reader and Dare I Say Writer

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#SOL18 Scars
I've been listening to the most interesting, inspiring stories of redemption and success after adversity. I follow Rachel Hollis , the author of Girl, Wash Your Face and the founder of a multi-media company (which she created, as she likes to say, "with a h...
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#SOL18 This Is Just To Say (Sleeping in)
(Apologies to William Carlos Williams) I stayed in bed when the alarm  beeped loudly in the darkness and pressed "snooze" and cuddled close to the little blonde haired girl who ran into my room somewhere at 3 am. Forgive me for not writing  a better post th...
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Before I was Your Mom
For Alex Before I was your mom, it was all I wanted to be. Every month when the pregnancy test was negative, my heart broke.  Blood tests and doctors and specialists and odds against my dream. Early morning drives to the fertility doctor Blood levels measur...
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#SOL18 It Was The Summer
It was the summer of two wheelers without training wheels (Alex) and a new two wheeler with training wheels (Megan).  It  was the summer of camp and wet towels and bathing suits every day. It was the summer of too much money spent on ice cream from the same...
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#SOL18 Calendar Filling Up
My summer calendar was pretty open. A few appointments here and there but mostly stretches of sunny days without many to-do's. We haven't turned the calendar to September yet, but my September calendar is full! Doctor's appointments, sports, activities, bac...
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#SOL18 Flexible Seating, Flexible Thinking
I am so lucky! I am one of the classrooms in my district piloting brand new, beautiful furniture that emphasizes flexible seating options. Today I had the opportunity to see my new furniture for the first time in my classroom. Helpful custodians assisted me...
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#SOL18 Just a Number
As I padded down the hallway in the early morning light, I visualized the scale reading a certain number. A number that would put me in a decade of numbers I haven't been in quite some time ( 8 years!). I'm so close! I worked so hard yesterday and I just FE...
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Here is my list- books to build community and foster identity !http://couragedoesnotroar.blogspot.com/2018/08/pb10for10-books-to-build-community.html
#PB10for10 Books to Build Community
#PB10for10 Books to Build Community
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#PB10for10 Books to Build Community
I've been reading a lot this summer. Books for "fun" and books for professional learning, which I also find fun! I read Being the Change by Sara K. Ahmed as part of #cyberPD and I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson as part of a teacher book club. You can s...
#PB10for10 Books to Build Community
#PB10for10 Books to Build Community
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#SOL18 What Do You Love About Teaching?
Recently on Twitter, author Lauren Tarshis posed a question: "Teachers...what do you love most about your work? What inspires you?" I saved this question to come back to because it is a compelling one.  I've been a teacher since 2001 but dreamed of being a ...
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