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Summer Bucket List: Goal #1

Every summer I have grand plans of what I want to do with 10 WHOLE WEEKS OFF! And without fail, half my plans end up failing to the waist side but I must say, three weeks into Summer 2016, I have my first major goal accomplished. YAY ME... I finally have the blog that I've been thinking of doing for some time up and running with- a post done. 
In all my excitement, I have forgotten to introduce myself. My name is Samantha Moulton (Green for the last 6 months but we teachers know how hard it is to change names) and I am a literacy coach who is finally going back into the classroom. I am going into my seventh year of teaching and the last three were spent as a literacy coach working with our inner city/ urban population hence the name of the blog.   
These babies of mine are legends in the making. My job along with their other teachers, is to channel and harness their creativity and zest for life into the right places. We have to look beyond the rough edges of these pre-teen and teenage students who have seen more and been through more than we will ever imagine and see the potential hidden behind it all. I say hidden because most times it is. The behaviors mask reading and math difficulties... home-life difficulties.. difficulties that we cannot even name... But our schools are safe havens for them and my goal this year as I enter back into the classroom is to help facilitate their potential back into the spotlight. A sort of PR campaign for my babies as I call them. 
I thank you for joining me and I hope that I can inspire you and that we can share ideas and stories to help these students succeed.

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