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Anticipation ;)

February 26, 2019


Things are supposed to start today with ILlustrative Math.   I was encouraged to closely monitor my emails… that said, Monday is my most tightly packed day (almost 1/8 as busy as the average mom, I know…)  so … I am too busy to be impatient.   (Not too busy to be a little anxious, but it’s […]

flashcards are technology :)

February 25, 2019


So yes!   I just “finished” — it works to my satisfaction and I remember how to do a few things — my “plopping the points” thing on Geogebra.   **And** I “published” it 🙂 … and, yea verily,  I’m hoping that Monday is the start of something genuinely productive… starting w/ Illustrative Math…   and that doing […]

Level up!

February 22, 2019


Corrected my address from Rd. to St. for background check… so now it’s down to hoping nobody stole my identity and remembering my mother telling me how ironic it was she was character witness for people in the McCarthy era when she had been ever so close to being a card-carrying socialist, pausing only b/c […]

Getting ready ;)

February 22, 2019


… Twitter followers creeping up 🙂   Oh, and a little quip actually went quasi-viral w/ 200+ likes 😉  I’m going to refrain from doing a “now to post my soundcloud” as I’ve seen on others’… The morning started w/ a 20 minute power outage which served to remind me what I remembered last night when […]

Sigh, long division

February 16, 2019


There’s a kiddo who’s awesomely dedicated and has good number sense but oh, my, long division is nemesis.   Now, it wasn’t like my “wrong division’ post where there was no understanding of borrowing but it was definitely, absolutely cognitive overload. I do kinda hope, though, that it’s an overload that gives the kind of practice […]

“what would it take for you to feel safe?”

February 13, 2019


There’s a pretty major “disturbance in the force” in #MTBOS…. but let me digress first. Also posted was a math teacher starting class with … and … This is such a noble gesture but I *know* that were it presented to me it would activate my “why should I trust you???”   flags, especially if I […]

Get w by itself, not zero…

February 12, 2019


working on solving equations… and it’s working 🙂   Draw the line from the equals sign…  has Chris Woodin doing a live performance of the “equals sign as balance” idea… But yea, just check out the videos!  Chris Woodin’s YouTube Channel  **Yes.**  it is different.   It takes time.  Doing it right once is better than doing it […]

Winter weekend

February 9, 2019


… no snow right now!   Thursday did get fairly nasty — nothing accumulating but 40+ mph winds and puddles became puttles (my new word for frozen puddles).   Today it’s 26 w/ 11 mph ESE wind so… I’ll be out riding… Fascinated by  web components!   This “focus trap” sets things up so that you tab through a […]


February 7, 2019


Breathing room!   Small flow of students and they’re ones that need time to process.   (It was also ridiculously foggy, 44 degrees, which may have dampened the determination of the folks who will come in Thursdays even if they don’t have classes.)   Alas, now that it’s 3:00 the temperature is 34, winds 27 miles per hour […]

It’s drafty in here!

February 6, 2019


Less drafty because they took the big blower away that was drying out where water had seeped in; I’m hearing tools outside… Looking at blog posts — 2 posted and about 10 “drafts.”  Yes.  It’s been that kind of 2 weeks.  Lots of starts that … aren’t ready to share.   Hopefully not false starts 🙂 […]