Reflections on living and trusting in God after my husband had life-saving, quadruple bypass surgery the summer of 2018.
Today is a new day. This school year is brand new. In many ways, it can feel overwhelming because the work we do seems impossibly hard and uphill most days. That’s the life of a teacher. Someone who can’t sleep because tomorrow is a big testing day or a school-wide performance… someone who gets theirContinue reading “Welcome Back To School: Salty Edition”
This time of year, it’s not uncommon to find many parents of school-aged children bemoaning the school supply shuffle. And who can blame them? Having three of my own to buy supplies for, it can really add up! So we are always appreciative of those who post where the best sales are available, and forContinue reading “On Giving Backpacks”
Dear New Teacher, Welcome to the noblest of all professions, and like all noble journeys, the burden is great and oftentimes feels too heavy. When I think back on the night before my first day of teaching and my first night of being a new parent, my thoughts were incredibly similar, “Who thought it wasContinue reading “Dear New Teacher, WELCOME!”
The goal of my writing this post is to open the doors for more real talk, honest dialogue, and unity to grow where there has been division in the past.
Back in my college days, I loved learning about emergent literacy, or the way kids naturally learn reading skills by watching the most important adults in their lives (parents/older siblings) enjoy reading! Now, as a parent myself, who once struggled in math, I see the same can be true for a math mindset. Watching myContinue reading “Math Mindset”
This time last year I was headed off to the ISTE conference in San Antonio. It was so exciting! I was about halfway through my last pregnancy, but I felt great! The school year had ended on a high note, and everything felt bright. My Snapchat and Facebook Memories are bittersweet as I look onContinue reading “The Fire Within”
I came into work this Saturday, but all I want to do is be home with my family. The deadlines, due dates, and all I am struggling with are keeping me from the work I am here for. I am 100% sure I am not alone. I’m about to leave and go home to beContinue reading “End of the Year Prayer”
Holy smokes, just like that, it’s the end of the year! The first day of school flashes before my eyes, I was pregnant, had my son, came back, and now it’s the end of the year…just like that (said more slowly while exhaling). Seems like Career Day was just two days ago. I remember posingContinue reading “Someone To Count On When the Days Are Being Counted”
For years I’ve known my friend, Carrie. We were part of a staff that opened our school ten years ago. She was the first person, besides our boss, that I met, and I greatly admire her. She is our elementary school music teacher. She offers an Honor Choir for our fourth and fifth graders, andContinue reading “UnSung Hero: Our Music Teacher”