A Day In the Life of a Teacher: Real Time

5:45 a.m. It’s far too early to wake up. It’s the time in the year where the sun gets sleepier and sleepier, not wanting to get up, either. 6:15 a.m. Coffee going. Lunch… Continue reading

What Causes Teachers To Get Sassy

Rushing up to the steps to my house, I violently fling the door open. Breathlessly I ask, “Do you know what I don’t get?” My unassuming, loving boyfriend is lounging in the recliner.… Continue reading

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