I have mentioned Brother Ali in a “favorite find” post, and his songs still give me shivers when I listen closely to the lyrics. They are true poetry! The most recent song that caught my attention is called “Pray for … Continue reading Learning from Lyrics
We have secret pal’s at my school between the teachers and every month you buy them a small something. We fill out a survey at the beginning of the year with some questions about yourself (favorite food, candy, coffee, movie, … Continue reading (March SOL) Secret Pal Success!
Right now, I am currently having a dilemma at my work – whether to stay in the wonderful environment as an assistant teacher or move to another school in order to become a regular elementary teacher. It is so tough … Continue reading (March SOL) School or success?
“How do you snap?” asked Sasha (not her real name) “Well you put your thumb and second finger together, and move them quickly like this” I responded She then attempted it and it barely made a sound. “You want to … Continue reading (March SOL) Inspiring Moment!
With my long commute (over an hour, sometimes two!) across town in the mornings and home, I decided to listen to podcasts last year. I was … Continue reading (March SOL) Podcasts igniting my mind
“Who knew raising children was hard?!” “I sure didn’t as a teacher and after school nanny!” Said no one ever.. I could always see how difficult and taxing having a job and being a parent can be from observing the … Continue reading (March SOL) Easy, breezy beautiful…children
This year has been tough with the cost of living outweighing my incoming paychecks at times, but I think the “universe nymphs” have decided that I have taken my toll with stress in the past few months. This week my … Continue reading Figuring out finances
In grad school, I was lucky enough to have an amazing writing class which taught us the ins and outs of Lucy Calkins’ program. I instantly fell in love with wanting to teach this way – there are conferences with … Continue reading What’s happening with Writing?
The few months after Spring Break (leading up to summer) are tough to stay motivated and not lose the flow you previously had… Last week, one of my students asked “why I seemed so mad” – in reality, my mood … Continue reading Summer Stamina
This just in! The sci-fi channel has discovered a new alien space invader! Watch out for four-legged creatures with fur and pointy ears. Their tails swipe and swat as they walk so make sure to move things off counters. They … Continue reading Space Invaders (DAY 19/31 March SOL)