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Join in #cyberPD 2018!

It's the 8th Annual #cyberPD Summer Event!

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We can't wait for YOU to join in the conversations! ________________________________________________________________
I am always excited about new PD books that arrive into the world.  I usually pre-order like crazy because I wanthave to hold them in my hands. But time is limited during the school year between home and school. I immediately get excited when a book arrives and start reading any moment I can squeeze in some reading, but then sadly the book lies in a stack waiting. And those beautiful new books stack up with a bookmark holding the few pages that I was able to devour.

And then summer arrives, where I have a little more time to read and catch up with those old friends. (I still never read as much as I want ...) But every summer I love spending time with the #cyberPD community where we read, reflect, and share our thoughts around a shared book. This group of educators alwa…

{dandelions} #sol18

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Who can resist picking  the round ball of perfection?
Waiting and willing anyone or anything to --
* b *           * l *                          * o *     * w *
Amazing how it is so beautiful and delicate, yet carries the power of unwantedness
Once the beauty is carefully plucked and a quick, forceful

{eight} #sol18

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I knew I always wanted to be a mom.  Jon and I were married almost seven years before we were blessed with our twin daughters.

I remember the day vividly when I found out I was officially pregnant with twins.

It was a shock at first. I remember asking, "How does that happen?" The nurse just laughed.

And, in what seems like a blink, the girls are eight. Eight.Eight! I can't even believe it.

They are growing up
to be amazing little people.
They are sweet and
caring and kind and funny.
They love school
and learning and reading.
They love being with friends
and riding bikes, drawing with chalk
and playing outside.
They love their tablets
and games and creating online.
They love building forts
and making up dances.
They love their American Girl dolls
and all the accessories.
They love crafts
and painting and glitter.
They love creating and building
and exp…