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4/25/15

Cheerfulness

It is the job
of every teacher
to be cheerful all day.

Don't tell them your head aches.
Don't tell them the job is tough.
Don't tell them you're sick of inside recess.

It is the job
of every teacher
to smile at each child.

Don't tell them 22 kids is too much.
Don't tell them you don't have enough pencils.
Don't tell them they need to be at benchmark.

They deserve joy every single day.

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4/24/15

Distress

I know my mother wrote a note
She's picking me up.

YES. SHE. DID.

She told me this morning.
She's picking me up.

YES. SHE. DID.

I
  can't
          go
               on
                    the
                         bus!

She's picking me up!

YES. SHE. IS!
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4/23/15

Contempt

Raised eyebrows
assess
unhealthy snacks

Held noses
judge
dirty children 

Wrinkled faces
criticize
home activities


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4/22/15

Shame


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4/21/15

Guilt

Getting caught is an
Unfortunate side effect
Insidiously worming its way into your brain
Letting you know that thinking about what might happen
Tortures you till you must admit your actions to relieve the tension.

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4/20/15

Wonder

Did you know....

You can see right through a Glass Frog.
An Anaconda is a large snake.
A swamp is different from a bog.

Baking soda makes a better cake.
Photosynthesis helps a plant eat.
Growing pains make my legs ache.

A cow a kind of meat.
Rhode Island is the smallest state.
Horses think carrots are a treat.

Please don't make me wait.
I also need to know, how does that balloon inflate?


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4/19/15

Interest

lean in.
listen.

the teacher 
talks to someone 
else about
writing. 

wonder
what you could
change.

listen.
lean in.


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