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I wonder how many educators are on here.

There were thriving communities of educators on Tumblr and Twitter, but Tumblr's went to heck after moderated hashtags went away and Twitter is ... Twitter.

The fediverse has Scholar.social, but that's more of an instance for college/university level academics. I'd like to connect with other K-12 educators.

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wife's death & health issues, details for a pinned toot because it comes up often enough. 

Kelli was diagnosed with FSGS when she was in 3rd grade. It's a rare disease that basically makes your kidneys fall apart. Most/all of her other issues stem from that.

When I met her, she was on the tail end of her 2nd transplant. She lost it before we were married. She was nervous on our wedding day because she had to come from dialysis to the church and didn't want to get blood on her dress. (continued..)

People who come to an oral surgeon's office without masks and then play loud videos on their phones: Who hurt you?

Love when I'm early to a thing.

Love it slightly less when the doors are still locked.

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Good morning, friends.

I spent most of yesterday without spoons to even watch a movie, but I've slept 8ish hours so things should be better now.

We'll see how long that lasts when I'm grading things.

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leaves falling leaves falling!!!!!

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i don't care about the summer olympics or the winter olympics. give me the autumn olympics. i want to see teams from different countries compete in Corn Maze. i want to see who podiums in Jack-o'-lanterns. i wanna see a bunch of track suits with skeleton motifs. i want to represent my country in Haunted House

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Mom just let me know that today she woke up to a herd of cows in her yard

She does not have cows

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A thing I didn't expect with having short hair for the first time in 20+ years is most mornings I wake up with my hair already almost respectable.

Which is fitting, because "almost respectable" seems to have been my brand for most of my life.

Good morning, friends.

I didn't get home until 8 last night, but I am now fully lesson planned through ... Monday. :blobglare:

I was mostly focusing on my K-5 lessons, though, and those are done partway into October.

In broad strokes, I know what will be covered through [event] for all of my classes, but it's not all in a written form for students to access.

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I confess I first started thinking about this when Ellie took the ruleset and built this glorious adventure generator.

node.noelle.codes/kobold

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I dream one day of having a digital card game, not unlike the collectable card games that are out there but without the need to pay for booster packs.

Ideally it would have some method built-in for designing your own cards with some kind of point-buy or other formulaic method.

And yes, I'm thinking of Kobolds in Space, which is already simple enough for the characters/items/etc. to be card based.

crashthedm.itch.io/kobolds-in-

I could take more members, but the game would be unwieldy to play.

... until I have a 2nd DM.

I have a student who is already interested, but we need to kick the tires for this club first to see how things go.

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My afterschool club is now at capacity. Hurrah!

Made a point to write a positive email home for every "I have some concerns" email I sent.

Is it more work? Yes.

Is it self care? Also yes.

Do parents need more positive emails, especially in middle school? Certainly yes.

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Aaron Smith

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