Monthly Archives: January 2014

And the Winners Are…

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to vote in our Goodbye to Cliches Contest. I can’t tell you how much my students and I appreciated every vote…all 198 of them! I especially loved seeing votes coming in from three different continents, places like Colombia, Saskatchewan, and Australia!

But, without further ado…here is the presentation I created to share with the seventh graders which sentences were voted by you as being Smarties worthy. Enjoy!


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Goodbye to Cliches Contest

ImageDo you have one or two minutes to help me determine the winners in our Goodbye to Cliches contest? Last week I had my seventh graders rewrite some tired old lines and now we need your help to determine who gets the Smarties. I would really appreciate it if you, dear reader, could take just a moment and complete this form: Goodbye to Cliches Contest. And feel free to pass this along to all your friends and family members!

Please note: This contest ends Thursday at midnight (PST). Winners will be announced on this blog on Friday, January 17th.

Thanks for your help!

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Welcome Back!



You know it’s going to be a great first day back at school when God welcomes you back in a blaze of glory!


January 7, 2014 · 6:26 am