So, I am sitting here in my classroom alone... thinking. Two months ago, this room was packed with teenagers. Students who came in every morning to say hello... students who ate their lunch here for a bit of conversation... students who laughed, cried, complained, cheered... students who took up space in this room with their… Continue reading Now What?
To my amazing choir students: When this school year began, I told you that I hoped this year would be epic. I encouraged the 2020 Seniors to leave a legacy. I wanted this year to be one to remember. Well, kids.. this is not at ALL what I imagined! From the very start, this year… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Students
Do you ever wish that you owned a time machine? You know, a way to go back and give yourself sage advice. Maybe you want to stop yourself from making a decision that you know would help avoid pain and trouble along the way. Perhaps you want to tell yourself to avoid taking that job… Continue reading If I Could Turn Back Time… Lessons Learned In Twenty Years Of Teaching
My new teacher bag is beautiful and custom designed! I am a girl who likes to be prepared for anything. My handbags often border on being luggage. People raise an eyebrow and ask if I am carrying a few bricks with me. It's like a Mary Poppins bag of treasures. I just like to carry… Continue reading What’s In My Teacher Bag?
August has arrived, and that means summer vacation is pretty much over. Waa waa! Aisles of markers, pencils, and notebooks popped up at Target on July 5. Department stores have been filling the racks with denim, jackets, and sneakers. My inbox is full of daily discounts on crisp, new backpacks and lunch boxes. That's right,… Continue reading It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?