First Class

Considering how many crayons there are in a box, I was doing a lot of losing.

The students start a week from yesterday, and we’re busily getting ready, sweeping out the dust bunnies and making sure we have sufficient construction paper and scissors.

When I was in kindergarten I remember very clearly losing all of my crayons except the red one. I borrowed one kid’s yellow and another kid’s blue to color a tree. Turns out that yellow+blue doesn’t work that well with crayons, and my teacher discovered the problem fairly quickly.

I hope I’m half as good as Mrs. Collins was at figuring out what my students need. Happy Thursday

C.G. v. DCF: Judicial Notice Is Ok

Judge Richard J. Suarez - Florida 3rd DCA

C.G. v. Department of Children and Families
— So.3d —-, 2011 WL 3250545
Fla.App. 3 Dist.,2011.
August 01, 2011.

The only thing interesting about this TPR appeal is the discussion on judicial notice. The Mother argued that the trial court erred in judicially noticing the dependency orders because they were entered at less than clear-and-convincing evidence. Judge Suarez for the Third DCA says that’s fine: dependency orders plus substantial and competent evidence at trial can equal clear and convincing evidence. AFFIRMED.