“So, how was it being back??”

I know everyone is wondering, musing, and dying from anticipation to know: How was Mr. Graham’s first week back?? In short, it was amazing.  (if that’s all you have time for, there ya go!) In medium, There were a TON of perks to being back in person (duh), and a few cons. Like everyone probablyContinue reading ““So, how was it being back??””

The Light Is Finally Here

10 Things I Won’t Miss Repeatedly saying things like, “Oh, looks like you cut out, can you repeat that again?” or “Oops, you’re unmuted again.” And you’re yelling at your sister again. Texting parents that their child isn’t in class, then parents responding with “She had school today?” No. This is the only Wednesday ofContinue reading “The Light Is Finally Here”

Short Stories From a Distance: The Teacher Has Spoken

It’s Been A While

An update with the help of Michael Scott. It’s been quite a while, actually. “Who are you, again?” you might be wondering. Where have I been? Where am I going? Who knows, it’s still 2020. Where have you been? Here’s the thing: I have “been away” for a few reasons. Some of the reason isContinue reading “It’s Been A While”

Expressing Distance Expectations For Our Families

As we begin a distanced year, it’s important to gear up for another whacky experience behind our webcams. We have to take into account what went well last year, and what really, really didn’t. My 5th grade team put together a quick presentation about expectations for students and parents. I’m hoping to share what weContinue reading “Expressing Distance Expectations For Our Families”

3 Pros and Tips for Google Forms

The first time I used Google Forms, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I basically saw a purple rectangle in the G-Suite and said, “Cool! I like purple! What does this do..?” Turns out, there are some really awesome features in Google Forms that can fill a virtual need in a classroom: inContinue reading “3 Pros and Tips for Google Forms”

Mr. Graham’s Take On Google Classroom

A few months ago, I doubt the general populace knew what a “Google Classroom” was. If you surveyed some civilians at Huntington Beach and asked what they thought a Google Classroom was a year ago, I bet you would have gotten some interesting answers.  But now, thanks to COVID-19, Google Classroom has become as commonContinue reading “Mr. Graham’s Take On Google Classroom”

1,300 Words On Growing Up With Teachers As Parents:

2. My Brothers and I Had TWO “#1 Fans” All the Graham boys were active with sports or music from the beginning. With crazy schedules and multiple sports teams to keep track of, my parents were still able to make it to a high percentage of our events. It was normal for both of myContinue reading “1,300 Words On Growing Up With Teachers As Parents:”