Classroom Photo Tour

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We had parent-teacher conferences tonight, so I had some time to take some pictures of my classroom. Instead of putting them directly into this blog post, I’m going to share this link to a Facebook album, which is much easier than putting them up twice. I apologize for the extra click, but I really need to get to sleep and wake up at 4:30!

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Celebrating My New Job with Shake Shack

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Juicy burgers with extra onions and shake sauce. Crinkle-cut fries. Creamy chocolate-vanilla swirl shake. I rarely eat fast food, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to get Shake Shack when I went out to Roosevelt Field mall last weekend. Besides, I had a reason to celebrate: I had completed my first week on my new job!

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Going Green: The Changing Nature of Environmental Education

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I’ve only blogged about it indirectly, but I’m pretty big on surrounding ourselves with nature and becoming conscious of today’s many ecological and social problems, including global warming, pollution (both on land and in the oceans), sustainable living, alternative energy, food production and processing, and food labeling. Although I haven’t yet managed to live plastic free (so cool!), I have been trying to use more homegrown produce from my garden, buy locally at the farmer’s market, read environmental news as often as I can, and keep my carbon footprint to a minimum. I do believe that each of us can do a little bit each day to understand and protect the earth—and promoting “green education” in schools seems to be a good way to do that. So I wanted to share a short essay I wrote on the topic for one of the classes I’m taking.

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