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Day 23: What’s your schedule like?

I’m in a weird transition between summer/college and becoming a teacher.  I generally get up around 8, though that’s definitely going to have to change within the next week, and go to bed around 11:30 (also going to change).  This week, my schedule has been meeting, paint room, clean room, find furniture for room, spend all day at school working on room.  Tomorrow is Praxis II PLT, Finish painting shelves and podium, and actually get room set up day. 

And of course, everything will change after next week, when I have to jump into full blown teacher mode.

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I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit us to stand upright on that ground which God designed us to occupy.
-- Sarah Grimké (writer, abolitionist, judge, suffragist)  (via bryarly)

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I’ve been promising ladyhistory that I’d pick up the Mr. Washington Kindergarten teacher series again, so, this is me working on trying to get back to it! 

(the t shirt is available here)

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› Teachers Chalk Up 10 Percent Savings at Walmart's First-Ever Teachers' Savings Event - WSJ.com


Teachers who shop at Walmart stores during its Teacher Appreciation Week, July 25 to 31, are eligible to receive a Walmart eGift Card for 10 percent back on nearly 15,000 products — everything from pencils and glue to classroom décor.

"On average, teachers around the country spend about $1,000 readying their classrooms, and half of that comes from reaching into their own wallets to make sure students have what they need," said Steve Bratspies, executive vice president, general merchandise for Walmart U.S. "We’ve had a commitment to supporting teachers in the communities we serve for many years. This program is one more way we’re helping lessen the cost, increase support and set teachers up for success."

The savings process for teachers is simple:

— Shop Walmart stores for classroom supplies.

— Visit www.walmart.com/teachers by August 15 to register receipts by entering teacher’s school information and receipt transaction code.

— Savings on eligible items from select departments* will be delivered on a Walmart eGift card via email within 14 days of submitting the receipt online.

Thanks rackfocus85 for this tip!

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Day 22: What do you want to do for a living?

I have always wanted to be a teacher… since about the time I started school. And it’s finally coming true! Unfortunately, that means this week is the week from hell where I struggle to get everything ready for my classroom before in-service starts next week. Right now, that means I’m covered in paint. Good thing my parents love me enough to come help!

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Day 21: Memories- Where have you traveled?

Well, we went to North and South Carolina a lot when I was young, because that’s where my Mom’s family is from.  Then when I was 13 or 14 I went on a grand Family Reunion tour with my other grandparents, in which we roadtripped from Tennessee to Missouri to Nebraska to Ohio to West Virginia back to Tennessee. And in middle school I went on mission trips to Denver and Charleston.  Alas, all of those pictures are in print format at home, so I have noting to show you of those.

My first trip without a member of my family was the usual Junior year excursion with my class to Washington D.C.


(That’s me and one of my besties at Mount Vernon, shortly before I decided I was going to live there one day.)

Later that year, I went to Philadelphia, where I hung out with Thomas Jefferson.  No biggie.


Then Senior Year, our class went to Mexico for our senior trip.  We stayed in Puebla and Veracruz and worked at a school for the deaf and blind and did some sightseeing.


I’m on the bottom right wearing pink scrubs.

And for graduation, my parents took me to the Biltmore House, where I decided I was going to have to figure out how to move Mount Vernon closer to Asheville so my two homes wouldn’t be so far apart.


(I was the one taking pictures, so there are no pictures of me from Biltmore.  Enjoy this hipster-esque picture I took of a lamp.)

Then all got quiet on the travel radar for a bit.  I didn’t travel anywhere except from Tennessee to Bham for school.  Sophomore year of college I returned to D.C. for an environmental conference, during which I protested outside the White House and the Chamber of Commerce.


And then, in celebration of both my mother and I completing our college degrees, we went to Disney World.


My most recent journey was to present a paper at national conference, which was in Albuquerque this year:


(We also presented at regional conference in Auburn, but we live in Bham, so that’s not much of an exciting journey.)

So yeah… most of my friends from college have traveled a lot more that I have, but I’ve logged my fair share of miles traveled.

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RIP James Garner ~ 1928-2014

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alright you guys have posted some pretty bad jokes on here but not one comes close to this doozy

brace yourselves

so there’s a far-off place that consists of a perfectly triangular lake surrounded by land, with three kingdoms on the three sides of the lake. the first…

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Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make the first moonwalk, on July 20, 1969.

In these clips they can been seen planting the U.S. Flag on the lunar surface and experimenting with various types of movement in the Moon’s lower gravity, including loping strides and kangaroo hops.

Moonwalk One, ca. 1970

From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006

via Media Matters » Stepping Stones to the Moon

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