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This is an essay I wrote for my middle school colleagues… I thought you might like to read it.

Welcome to my IAP, it’s a pleasure for you to be here.

My IAP goal for this year was to live a day in the life of a 6th, 7th and 8th grader.  Period by period.  But as Meatloaf said in his 1977 hit “Two out of Three Ain’t Bad,” um, two out of three is, in fact, not bad.  Apparently, as a planet, we skipped April this year, and I never found the time to follow the schedule of an 8th grader.  However, with 20 years in the biz as an 8th grade teacher, I know what’s up.

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