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The Start of the School Year Through Title 1 Eyes

Monday morning, I woke up giddy.  Professional development was starting and that meant the structure of my day was decided for me. Even though I adore my summer, I have always loved the start of the school year- a fresh beginning, another chance to grow.   I made my coffee, ate my breakfast, and made my …

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The Grieving Teacher

Introduction: Raquel Mendoza Todayś post is my first guest post written by one of my very best friendś, Raquel Mendoza. Raquel teaches 5th grade in Austin and graduated with honors from the University of Texas Austin. Just recently, she lost someone very close to her, her uncle. He battled cancer for several years, and just …

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June Life Update

As July makes way, so does a lot more free time for this gal. June came in fast and furious, starting with my wisdom teeth surgery that led to disaster (Maybe I am being dramatic, but it was nowhere near fun) and ended with a trip to see my friends and family in Austin. Check …

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Summertime on a Budget

About two years ago, my husband and I ventured to the Dallas area for his schooling at UT Southwestern. We were down to one income, and the struggle was real when it came to inclusive fun that didn’t break the bank during summer time. I had to be very creative about how I entertained myself …

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Recipes

Quick and Easy Chicken and Veggie Foil Bake

At this time of year, I am constantly looking for fast, easy recipes that are also healthy and prepare a lot of food. The prep time for this meal was easily ten minutes, and it provided food for six portions! The chicken can easily be marinated if you want it to be more flavorful, and …

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Teaching

Teacher Appreciation Week Specials

Okay so, I would be lying if I said Teacher Appreciation Week wasn’t my favorite week of the year. My husband and I will make it our personal mission to get all of the best deals anywhere possible. I am saying we hit up Canes, Chick-Fila, AND Chipotle on the same day- Healthy Teacher who? …

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Why I Keep My Student’s Sweet Notes

We had one more night of training camp, whoever made the cut after this night made the pro dance team, and I was so ready to fulfill my dream of dancing professionally.  I had been training all year, killing myself in dance classes, prepping my body for these auditions. There were eight cuts made already, …

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