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Katy Collins
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Slice of Life, March 31st--"Writing and Communityr"
Fair Warning: Overly thoughtful, reflective post ahead.  On the last day of #sol17,  I just couldn't help myself. Tonight I worked at our school fundraiser. Surrounded by hundreds of people swirling around me, I was far from lonely. Students, children, pare...

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Slice of Life, March 30th--"Currently I'm..."
I found this post format here from a fellow SOLC blogger and she linked to this page for most ideas. I love this format and can't wait to try it! Currently I'm... PROUD: I love the end of March because every year my students surprise, amaze, and pass any ex...

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Slice of Life, March 29th--"Thoughts on Slicing"
This is my 4th year to slice with the community at the Two Writing Teachers. I enjoy reflection (like most teachers!), so as I thought about how much I've changed over those years, and more importantly, how my writing has changed, I wanted to record my thou...

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Slice of Life, March 28th--"My Day in Numbers"
I saw another blogger do this kind of post. I'm sort of changing it around, but here goes! 2 Golden Retrievers trying to distract me from my blog, putting their paws on my chair and their noses onto my computer 100 students through my classroom today and 10...

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Slice of Life, March 27, 2017--"A No-Words Monday"
The sweet custodian at our school passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Words can't express how our school was affected today as we grappled with the loss of our family member.  It was a no-words Monday As some kids had their first brush with death And many o...

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Slice of Life, March 26th--"Observations on the Last Day of Spring Break"
Tonight is our last night of Spring Break here, and I'm just noticing and recording some things that I see and feel tonight as I sit on the back deck and type. --A dear friend died, and I am so sad. I'm reminded of how much one person can affect the lives o...

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Slice of Life, March 25th--"A House of Kids!"
After a long travel day last night, I got in late and woke up early...for a good reason! The house was bustling with the sounds of my sister's kiddos, a 5 year old and 15 month old. Their voices and thumps through the house roused me out of my sleep-coma an...

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"On the Road"
Endless road stretches ahead Snacks gather close Podcasts and sports radio competing For the entertainment As semi-trucks zoom by Our small car moves purposefully Intentionally Towards home And sleep And a warm bed On the road, yet again **Written in the ca...

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Slice of Life, March 23rd-- "Oh, Podcasts, Where Have You Been My Whole Life?"
Today was another travel day for me, and I spent my time in the car with my dad. We have a hard time deciding on a common interest on the radio, so I introduced him to my new favorite thing: podcasts! So, I know, 99.9% of you are thinking, "What rock has sh...

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Slice of Life, March 22nd--"Just a Boy and His Dog"
My nephew, Cal, has a very special relationship with my dog, Yadi. Cal is 15 months old, and Yadi is almost 3 years old. When Cal was born, Yadi was still mostly a rascal who could not be trusted around little people. His ultimate goal for the first 9 month...
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