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Becky Hallowell
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An eclectic mama and wife seeking enduring understandings and endless experiences
An eclectic mama and wife seeking enduring understandings and endless experiences

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This is the kind of teaching I enjoy.

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Have You Seen My Mother (spider plant)
As I am on a constant search to integrate my lessons as fully as possible, I took Mother's Day and science and mixed them together.  We started with a discussion of how animals have babies, and those babies look like their parents.  For instance a beagle pu...

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Back to the Grind
It's Monday.  The one after April vacation.  I have to leave for work in fifteen minutes.  As I sip my coffee I am wondering; which students had a great time, who is going to need extra hugs, who had a breakthrough in literacy, who is hungry, who is happy? ...

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My favorite day of the week.

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Why Wacky Wednesday?
It isn't easy being five.  You enter kindergarten with enthusiasm and energy, lots and lots of energy.  Then you are told to find your name at a table and to sit in the chair by your name.  Or perhaps you are directed to sit in a circle.  How long do you ha...

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Sneaky Teaching
While my students are at school I love them up, do my best to protect them, and yes, I even throw in some teaching.  It is a frustration that I can't protect them from the grief that accompanies the loss of a beloved family member.  One of my cherubs recent...

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Putting the *Ass in Assessment*
This is how I felt at school yesterday.  The last two weeks have brought snow measured by the foot.  We have had four snow days and two late starts in the last ten days of school.  Oh, and I fell on the ice, and had to take a day to get cleared to work.  Ad...

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The Notebook
Kindergarten.  When parents hand their babies over to be taught be a stranger.  I know, most children have been attending a daycare or preschool for a few years already, but that doesn't negate the tears falling from mama's and papa's eyes as they leave the...

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My Three Ring Circus
That's how I feel these days in my classroom.  Without the megaphone.  After months of working with this kindergarten I have been reduced to the role of ringmaster.  And I couldn't be prouder.  These children have become independent learners.  They can move...

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Open For Business
Last week I wrote about my incredible brainstorm, starting up a weather store.  The best part was putting the kids in charge of the store.  I introduced the thought to the kids and they were thrilled.  We wrote a letter to parents asking for help to stock o...
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