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Continuing in Florida

I recently finished my first year of teaching 6th grade in Florida! I have to take a moment to reflect on the year that I have taken so much from. Since the last time I posted, I was hired to be a substitute for Brevard County Public Schools. I continued working for Olive Garden while searching for substitute and permanent jobs to open. I was able to sub in one 3rd grade class before I was called for an interview at a local Brevard County public school. I landed a position as a 6th grade teacher who would see two homerooms per day to teach Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies. The entire year was such a great learning experience, not only from the other professionals that I worked closely with, but a lot from my students as well. I learned that a key part of a successful teaching professional is attained by communication; communication with students, parents, administration, and other teaching professionals. I can’t wait to see what the next year holds!

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Starting my journey in Florida

The hiring freeze is over for substitute teachers! Interview this Friday!  Let’s get the ball rolling here!

“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” Ghandi

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Games this week!

There will be a home game tomorrow against Chenango Forks at 4:30, be dressed and on the field by 3. The game cancelled from yesterday has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 4pm, the bus will be leaving the High School at 2pm for Norwich. Intensity and focus will be the name of the game this weekend!!

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Great poem!

A professor in my masters degree program shared this poem with me.

Reading Orphans, by Steven L. Layne

Reading orphans.

We’re out there, you know.

Moved too many times, developmental delays,

Or maybe something just didn’t click fast enough for the system.

It’s amazing how we can be surrounded by other kids.

In a classroom year after year

And still feel alone, separate.

And the older we get, the greater the chasm.

We reading orphans look to you, our teachers,

Our best hope for change.

You’re frantic, frazzled, overworked, and underpaid,

We know.

But we look to you, still –

Using every attention-seeking behavior we possess

We’re sending you a coded message…

Adopt Us


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Tournament Change

The tournament that was suppose to be on May 4th in Elmira is now changed to the 14th.  They realized that most of their teams would be taking SAT’s that day.  The change is on the new schedule online already so please make a note on the schedules that I already gave you!  Thanks!

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Game Cancelled against Oneonta

Bad weather yet again!  No game today and no practice!  We will practice tomorrow 430-630 rain or shine so make sure you bring warm clothing just in case.  Have a good day off!

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Game Cancelled against WP

Game cancelled due to the other coach not being available (sick I think), so we will be practicing from 2:45-4:30 in the gym for some batting practice.  The game for tomorrow is still scheduled!  Hope for good weather!

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Finally a game today!

Wednesday’s game against JC is finally on for today!  3pm at the JC Highschool, let’s pull off a W ladies!!

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Game Vs. JC Today

We are still awaiting a decision on the game today in JC.  They must have much better fields than ours because the Varsity teams already cancelled today’s home games!  If we don’t have a game we will still have practice from 2:30-4:30 in the middle school gym.  Lets hope for some sunshine to come out so we don’t have to reschedule this again!

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