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Effective classroom interior decor

Effective classroom interior decor

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As I look around my 12.5 feet by 13.5 feet speech room I get excited to begin speech therapy with my elementary students. I used a lot of color and organized activities on my wall to remind me of what I have to get done during every speech session.

Preparing for the first day of school

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Meet the teacher night was yesterday for Killeen ISD. As always, the elementary school I work at had a full house. Many teachers reported all of their students showed up.

The journey of pregnancy begins

The journey of pregnancy begins

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After finding out I was pregnant, I was overwhelmed with excitement. I was excited about the planning, researching and even the unpleasant side effects. I found out I was pregnant on the first day I missed my period.

Pesticides and human waste on fruits

Pesticides and human waste on fruits

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“Reporting live from Killeen, Texas, I’m Safety Mary,” my husband jokingly mocks me using a Daffy Duck voice.

5 To-Dos with Delilah

5 To-Dos with Delilah

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I spent a couple of hours alone with the newest addition to the Mejia family, my niece. She’s only 3 weeks old, but I can’t help but think about her future.

Instilling hope in students

Instilling hope in students

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I found myself feeling bored yesterday afternoon as I sat on the couch with no TV to watch. I had already spent a lot of time going through my newsfeed and scrolling through Instagram pics.

Maybe it's me

Maybe it's me

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I often remind my students that everything is not perfect, but I may be saying that to remind myself, as well. Everyone needs that reminder. The other day my mother, a general education high school counselor, was complaining about having to provide counseling services to students with mental health issues.

Summer for children with special needs

Summer for children with special needs

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The school year is coming to an end, and I hope my students continue to read at least once a day and stay active. Some of them I worry about. I worry about my students who require one-on-one attention or special accommodations.

Resource for parents and speech therapists

Resource for parents and speech therapists

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The end of the school year is near, and I all I can think about is making sure my students practice their speech goals over the summer. They made tremendous progress over this year and the summer vacation is known to regress a child’s progress.

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