Saturday Through My Lens: An Alligator Baby Bedtime Story

This week's Saturday Through My Lens features a real sweet story about my neighbor and her new babies.

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Once upon a time, I went to visit my neighbor at the end of my street.

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We don't talk much. She's the quiet type. Florida Alligator Babies

It was a special occasion 'cause she had just brought out her brand new babies. Continue reading "Saturday Through My Lens: An Alligator Baby Bedtime Story"

Grizzly Bears, Class Size, and Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum used when Class Size failsChewing gum by itself doesn’t seem like a good reason for anyone to quit teaching.  So when people ask why I left the profession, and I answer “penguin eggs and chewing gum”, they always look confused.  It’s a quick, easy answer to a question that isn’t at all quick or easy to answer. We'll call this student Jose.  He came in halfway through the first quarter, a large boy, easily twice the size as most of the other sixth graders.  Right away there was something not quite okay with Jose.  He giggled a lot, spoke in very simple sentences, and didn’t seem to know what was going on around him. Continue reading "Grizzly Bears, Class Size, and Chewing Gum"