It’s week three, and I don’t know all my students’ names, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

It’s week three of the school year, and if you put all my students in a room together away from the kids they’re normally in class with and in no semblance of their seating chart, I’d probably only know half of their names. This is not from lack of effort. I genuinely try every singleContinue reading “It’s week three, and I don’t know all my students’ names, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Kitchen hacks continued…I got a garlic press for my birthday, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Occasionally this blog produces interesting things. I’m far from a social media influencer. In fact, I seem to be stuck at that magic Instagram number where people are following me to get the follow back, and then if/when I do, unfollowing me. And while that’s frustrating, I’m also not pouring a lot of time andContinue reading “Kitchen hacks continued…I got a garlic press for my birthday, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

How it feels to be a teacher on the first day of the school year

It’s 6:00AM on the first day of the school year, and I’m tired. The sun is already up; the morning breeze blows through the window; the coffee is hot and ready; my lunch waits, already packed, in the fridge; my school bag sits, where it has sat all summer, on the stool next to theContinue reading “How it feels to be a teacher on the first day of the school year”

How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year

It’s 6:00AM on the last day of the school year, and I’m tired. The sun is already up; the morning breeze blows through the window; the coffee is hot and ready; my lunch waits, already packed, in the fridge; my school bag sits, where it always sits, on the stool next to the stairs inContinue reading “How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year”