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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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By the end of the day the kids were dancing on the tables and I was thrilled. I very much enjoy Fridays. I guess I like it when kids are enjoying Fridays as well. The day ends with a favorite... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It feels like it should be Friday!? My students were telling me they felt like it was only Tuesday because they had Tuesday off. Oh, not for me! At least they are all feeling refreshed and working hard. It certainly... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was a great work day. My 7th hour kids wore their shirts (most of them) and we took some photos. We got proofs in and they were all so excited to see their work in print. It is really... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt is in a lot of pain. We ended up taking him earlier than his appointment because the pain was so bad. He has back issues. 2 Xrays indicated a slipped disc. He has pain meds to help but if... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I'm in for a long week. Today was a regular long Monday without any meetings. My students were all in work mode. They get tomorrow off while I get 12 hours of Parent Teacher conferences. It's going to be tough... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It's birthday season! Today I got up early and went to a 7am workout at Anytime Fitness. I finally got my heart rate up to a zone 4, 142. I have a very hard time getting my heart up past... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt got me up at 5AM. We went for a very short walk with the hope of getting out again once the day warmed up. Well, the day never warmed up. At 9am I went to Anytime Fitness for a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Every year since Jessi graduated from high school, I make Jessi a collage on instagram and wish her a happy birthday. This year I sent her a couple of boxes as well. I'm excited to see her over Thanksgiving. Monika... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
One of the surprising aspects of my job is the fact that my allocation is directly associated with my willingness to sell my classes to kids! As a department we have annually put on snazzy presentations to 8th graders and... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 8, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I've been trying to figure out an appropriate time to wear my Indian outfit. Cultural appropriation is not cool. When I realized that Diwali might be a good day to dress up, I asked a few of my students if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I forgot it was Balt's birthday yesterday! He is now 56 in dog years, which means he's older than me now. He's my buddy and even more mellow as he ages. This morning he absolutely would not go for a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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; Balt woke me up at 4am, eager for breakfast. I yelled him to go back to bed several times but I finally gave in at 4:45am. I took him for an early walk and then went to Anytime Fitness... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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With this morning's time change, I had to yell at Balt to go back to sleep when he started asking for breakfast at 3:45am this morning. With the pouring rain, even once we got up this morning, we did not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was my first day of training at Anytime Fitness. Only an hour class with a coach and 2 participants, me and another younger woman. We were supposed to do 4 sets of 10 of most exercises but I usually... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I spent the day in Chicago, at Navy Peer. Joe and I shared a bus full of video, yearbook and photo students. Our department took 3 buses, not quite full but still lots of kids (about 150 kids) to see... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a beautiful Autumn. I had the garage door open all afternoon. I have been overheating in the photo lab lately. The combination of a warm room and my having constant hot flashes. At the end of the day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I try to go all out for Halloween and then year was no exception. I came up with the idea of Wonder Woman last week and got the tshirt and pants on Amazon and then went shopping over the weekend... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jessi had her first solo flight on a T6 Texan! She posted this photo on social media. I am, of course, pretty darn proud of her! Other than her huge accomplishment, it was pretty uneventful for me-- just a work... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Mondays can be crazy busy when we have the shortened schedule. I have newspaper club at lunch and a department meeting after school. The good thing is that the day kind of flies by. I get home exhausted. I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We are celebrating Monika's last week in Wisconsin for a while, maybe forever. After a nice morning of dog walking, coffee, news and a hot yoga class, I took the girls out to breakfast along with Kelly, Erika's boyfriend. It... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt got me up at 5am like normal. I wanted to sleep in but to no avail. I took Balt out for a very short walk and watched some news. I went grocery shopping early and I had to go... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Friday was a PD day. I went into work somewhat nervous about the day as I had to lead a circle time and the head principal is in my circle. I also had to lead a break out session. While... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We published a second Podcast. I'm not sure it's any good but the kids love doing it. I started this new project with my 7th hour kids but I've a few others that want in so I've started a new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I really enjoy dogwalks in the early morning hours and even though they are not as enjoyable in the dark morning hours, I've been venturing out anyway. Eventually I am going to have switch my routine up as it gets... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I talk to groups of students everyday, but I rarely talk to groups of adults. On Friday I'm doing a presentation to 30 or so teachers about the classroom action research I did last year. Yesterday the principal asked me... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 23, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog