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Teri Parris Ford
MADISON, WISCONSIN
My life as a woman, a mother, a teacher, an artist, a dog owner and a lover of life.
Interests: art, drawing, painting, reading, writing, teaching, digital & analog photography, travel, walking, mothering and general exploration.
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It was a wonderfully quiet Friday. My seniors were all gone on a wet picnic (it rained all morning), so I had tons of time to work on the paper for my seniors. I go tit all done except for... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I sent my editors in chiefs emails last night explaining our situation and how I was coming in on Saturday to white out all the books. They decided to organize the troops and get it done today. Many kids ditched... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I got pies for both of my yearbook classes to celebrate our getting to finally see the yearbooks in print! It is an exciting day but for me it ended up being quite disappointing. My 4th hour kids had a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I was out again today. Luckily my student teacher has most things under control in the morning but I'm not sure what's going on with my yearbook kids. I'm hoping they got some work done while I was out yesterday... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today I took 6 kids out of school to visit the UW's school of journalism and one of it's school newspaper, The Daily Cardinal. After lunch we went to Madison's Wisconsin State Journal and Cap Times offices and printing presses.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
As the school year comes to an end, there all kinds of traditions that happen. After teaching for 16 years I've created many of the traditions myself, many that have to do with the newspaper and yearbook. One of the... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Monika got in last night before midnight. I told her today we would celebrate her return with lots of fun. We started with cleaning out the new truck she brought me from California and then going to a hot yoga... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The shared drives were off line all day because our district was replacing a server which meant I did not have access to much of the work I needed to work on today. Luckily my photo students work off their... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Exactly one week early, our yearbooks were delivered today!! I waited until the end of the day and took my two editors in chief to back custodial garage where 3 pallets of 1275 books were waiting for us. We unwrapped... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I worked most of the day on a couple of projects for the end of the school year. 14 class days left, so we are on the home stretch. There is a lot of folks dealing with illness, so I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My student teacher was out sick today, so I had my classes to myself and got a lot done. It was my first day "post National Boards" in a long time. I've got lots of other projects hanging over me,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My seniors are checking out big time, but I continue to try to engage them with projects. Today the principal came into my 4th hour class to talk about a new video project. They were quite respectful but as soon... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I got up at 4:30am and began a final edit on all 4 of my National Boards components. I went to team training at 9am and then went to Cheesecake Factory for brunch with Erika to celebrate Mother's Day. Jim... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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This morning I made it to Jennifer's 11am Inner Fire Flow class and celebrated my one thousandth yoga class at Inner Fire Yoga Studio. I have been.practicing yoga for 9 years now, so when you do the math, a thousand... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had a pretty full day today. I went to team training at 6am after waking up in the middle of night with back spasms and telling myself I wasn't going to go if I was in pain. Well, the... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I took the morning off to get an over due blood test done. I spent some of the morning working on my National Boards. It's due in 6 days but I'm hoping to get it done this weekend, so I've... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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While my student teacher has pretty much taken over my first three hours of the day, so I'm only dealing with my yearbook classes right now. Today we began filming a video for the last Spartan News to inform the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had two different students text me today. One asked me to come his baseball game so that I could be appreciated at his game. I am always honored with students pick me to come to their games. It doesn't... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was pouring rain this morning. The perfect way to start a Monday in May. I woke up very sore, especially in my arms. It's painful but I know it's good for me. We had a short schedule so the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
Having gone to bed so late last night meant waking up this morning was painful. I got up at 5am, fed and walked the dog but had to take a nap before working out at 9am. I shocks me how... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was an amazing day for Prom-- you couldn't have asked for better weather. Considering it was snowing last week-- we lucked out. I thought our prom was always Mother's Day weekend so I guess it was a bit early... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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A student in Joe's Photo 2 class is doing a portrait project and wanted to do a series of teachers modeled after a famous photographer. I let the student use me as a model last night while staying late after... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt loves to wake me up in the morning, sometimes as early as 4am but usually by 5am. I have set an alarm for 5am because once in a blue moon he'll sleep in. We almost always get up before... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My student teacher presented a lesson this morning with her professor watching over. She's a natural teacher and really great artist, so I'm lucky to have someone really competent taking over my morning classes. For my yearbook classes, there was... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
Lots of rain... lots of work... and the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Monday night I stayed late after work to turn in the final proofs of the yearbook. It's all done. I'm ready to start May with new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog