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### Find Your Tribe

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I’ve heard from the beginning you need to find your tribe but I didn’t know what my tribe looked like or how to find it.

Looking back my tribe has always found me.  Why is your tribe important?

For me, they make me laugh or smile on a regular basis.  They keep me straight with deadlines, due dates, and drill times. Apparently mine has always had a jokester, caretaker, and an organizer.  The jokesters have definitely made for good laughs from taking 100+ group selfies when someone left their phone to fart machines, they keep you on your toes. The caretaker always reminds us to eat our lunch, take a break, brings in food to share, and asks about family.  The organizer person helps keep me straight.  When I want to rearrange my room, they suggest drawing a picture before moving objects or putting all my supplies in different colored bins.

At each school, I've found my people but it's looked very different.  In the beginning it was mainly my mentor and another teacher guiding me along the process.  At my second school it was a group of coworkers who were all around the same age and stage in life, besides one.  At my third school, it was just my co-teacher and I and that bond still holds today.  My current tribe makes me laugh several times a day, is full of wonderful listeners, and are the type to drive all the way to my house just to sing Happy Birthday in the middle of a pandemic.  I'm not sure what your tribe looks like but having others who understand the stress of school, can make you laugh, remind you of simple task, and become friends, is amazing.

I hope you find your tribe and I hope you have as wonderful an experience as I have had.

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### Blooket Game

A week ago my students kept asking to play Blooket so I looked into it.  Blooket is much like Kahoot and Gimkit but they earn money.  Blooket has several different game modes and the students LOVE IT.  Once a student has been eliminated they will keep playing to earn more gold which they can use to buy rare items.  Each week Blooket has a theme and those rare items can be bought for the week and then they are gone; the items include accessories or special characters they can play as.  My students will play for hours if we let them.  When we finish a game they are ready for another round.  Blooket has a FREE version which has been enough for my class but you can also upgrade to a paid version.  They have games that are already made or you can create a new game.   My students love the battle royale mode and the gold quest the best.  If you haven't given it a try I would highly suggest it.