Joan Mahler finished cleaning out her classroom at Heather Hill School on May 15, a project that had started at the beginning of the academic year. She brought home boxes of class materials and lots of the mementos that you collect during a 29-year teaching career.
“I know what’s in there,” she said. “Notes from kids and their parents. Pictures that my students drew. Mimeographed sheets – remember those? Some of this goes back to the ‘70s. I have to go through all of it.”
For years, she always had a hamster in her classroom, and the occasional . . .
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