by Signe Whitson Gary is a fourth-grade student. Whenever his teacher, Mrs. Blackburn, asks him to do something in class, he readily agrees to do it but then finds ways to avoid making good on his word. One day, Mrs. Blackburn asked Gary to go to the bookshelf at the back of the classroom and[…]
School is a mountain. You climb a mountain one step at a time, going over humps and holes and boulders. To make it to the top you must be encouraged and you must be an encourager. I hope you find this first year teacher’s enthusiasm as contagious as I did and that you can use[…]
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