Confessions of a First Year Teacher: I Pretend I Have a Kid

Confession: I love dessert. Any dessert. All desserts. Cookies, ice cream, cake, brownies, crumbles, pies…anything with sugar or frosting or both. I have been known to make a pan of brownies and gobble… Continue reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/20/16

This week I finally feel like I have started to truly rest after the conclusion of a crazy school year. Yikes! It only took a whole month! I even got out my fountain… Continue reading

Confessions of a First Year Teacher: I Cried & Laughed

The stillness of the room Is palpable. Tick-tock. Ten Minutes left. 600 seconds until They arrive. Soon Their voices, feet, Backpacks will Destroy the silence.   Tuesday, a horrible, horrible day. The classroom… Continue reading

Confessions of a First Year Teacher

One year ago when I was initially hired as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher, I was elated. After spending four years to train and prepare, the time had finally come to put… Continue reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/13/16

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog meme. The kidlit version is hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts. Here’s what I’ve recently finished: The Lost Boy by Greg… Continue reading

Top Ten Reasons I Love Reading

I’ve always liked reading, but within the last few years I have grown to love reading. Before bed, in the car, on the couch, even while fishing, I can’t get enough of reading.… Continue reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/6/16

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog meme. The kidlit version is hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts. Here’s what I’ve recently finished: Harry Potter and the prisoner… Continue reading

Top Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

We’ve all read the books that we couldn’t stand yet ended up recommending to everyone and their dog. Contrarily, we’ve also fallen in love with books and reread them to only find that… Continue reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 5/23/16

This week is the last week of my first year teaching! As my last day nears I am a mix of emotions: happy to have completed the year, sad to leave the kids,… Continue reading

Top Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Here are the top ten books I picked up on a whim, some good…others not so good: 10.… Continue reading