“Rachel’s” IEP

“Rachel’s IEP: I Love My Life! Who I Am? and Who I Want to Be?” Yesterday was IEP meeting number 32 (actually I imagine it is more like 40 but oh well). It was “Rachel’s” IEP meeting. You may be […]

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Where Everybody Belongs

Yes in just a few minutes I am headed to IEP meeting #32 (or so). Friday I blogged about “IEP Wounds.” This blog was on the fly and I have been blown away with the response. Clearly, there are many […]

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IEP Wounds

Rachel’s 32nd IEP meeting is Monday. I’ve been reviewing and cleaning out.  I visited a few 8th grade classes today.  Educator friends, something you need to know about is IEP wounds. Of course the the wounds may be from the […]

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Communion

Yesterday, we took the Lord’s Supper at our church.  Some faiths do this every week but in our church we do not.  As we sat there and prepared I realized that this was Rachel’s 1st Communion. We don’t do the […]

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A Little Cowboy Caviar Please

Friday was professional day in our school district so Rachel had the day off.  We took it as an easy day. We worked on a Language Arts project, she practiced her lines for her CYT class, practiced her hip hop […]

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To Repeat a Grade…. or Not?

This time of year I seem to have an increased number of folks asking my thoughts and/or experience with repeating grades.  This is most often in regard to repeating kindergarten so I share my thoughts and experience. I decided this […]

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Dignity, Respect and the Tax Man Cometh

Today is April 15 better known as Tax Day, and it is a day many in our country curse.  I don’t curse it. I don’t mind paying my fair share of taxes.  I believe that freedom is never free and […]

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Thinking Outside the Bowl

Rachel refers to my sister as “My precious Aunt Saudia.” Most of you are now trying to figure out why our parents would name us names such as Saudia and Jawanda. Perplexing as it is, those are our names and […]

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Work to be Done

Today, I’m writing a bit of an unusual blog with several distinct stories. Yesterday Baby Doe would have been celebrated his 31st birthday.  Baby Doe was born in Indiana and he became known as “Baby Doe” because that is how […]

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American Idol Pity

A few years ago I swore off American Idol.  When James Durbin was voted off, I was done. I quit watching because I was so mad.  Isn’t that silly?  Yet, here I am a few years later blogging about what?  […]

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