American Graduate: Teacher Town Hall Meeting

My principal, two of my teacher friends and me!

Today was a great day, scary, but great! WJCT held a Teachers Town Hall Meeting to address dropout prevention in America today. Today's meeting will be broadcast all over Florida on May 24th at 9 pm. I've been a nervous wreck worried about doing this for the past two days. But it was great!
This is Al Letson.
He was the moderator. He has his own show, State of the Re:Union on NPR and PBS.
To answer a question we had to stand up say our name, school and grade. 
This was how my turn went ~
Fern: Fern Smith, 3rd Grade, Grove Park Elementary School
Al {interrupts}: I graduated from Grove Park Elementary!
Fern {yelling}: Seriously? Grove Park? You need to come back to us and be a role model speaker!
OK,  it didn't make too much sense, but I was nervous!!! 
So we went up to him when it was over and asked him to come speak to our children. We were so excited that he was a "Grad Made Good!" He and I grew up a few blocks away from each other and he graduated from my high school 7 years after me, Small World!
He was very gracious! 
I learned a lot and many different teachers had many different points of view, but the wonderful, underlying thing was that every teacher's ultimate concern was our children.

I took a picture of his poster on the way out ~ I'm a geek, I will admit it! 

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Classroom Freebies has started a brand new feature!
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 I can't post them on the CF or CF2 sites, but I just wanted to reminded everyone that I'm offering these Word Work Bundles for FREE during APRIL!

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I love this site and I am so excited to be an author there!
To celebrate all of my new Word Work Bundles on TPT are FREE! FREE! FREE! for the rest of April, so head on over to each link and download them now for future use!

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Fern's Freebie Friday ~ "Go Princess!" Go Fish Game

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebie Friday's FREE Go Princess Equivalent Fractions Go Fish Card Game
This Go Princess! Go Fish Card Game focuses on Equivalent Fractions!

This FREE Center Game has...
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