I drafted this post on March 1st. I kept waiting and waiting for the perfect time to post this because it means a lot to me and it is a vulnerable post. Now, it's March 31st, and so I've got to post it. When we are learning to be teachers, I feel something that is… Continue reading i needed them
the life of a writer
I've been thinking a lot about my life as a writer. I think I've even written about this before. Since I've been in my new apartment, I've had room to spread out my things (my notebooks, books, and pens) and make room to actually be creative in my own space. And, I thought that being… Continue reading the life of a writer
what they will remember
As I've been writing these posts about all of my experiences as a teacher and interactions with my students, I stopped and paused to reflect on what I remember of my teachers. Immediately, I go back to my fourth grade year. I don't remember a ton from that year - mostly certain smells, colors, and… Continue reading what they will remember
the silent game
This was a very challenging week with my students. I love them dearly and have great relationships with them, which I think in turn has made them feel very safe to be themselves in my classroom. Of course, this is the goal. However, sometimes I feel students can get too comfortable and forgot to treat… Continue reading the silent game
a short poem
She sleeps with notebooks books pens, and pencils next to her. Isn't that poetry? The words seeping Into her dreams. love always, caitlin
I think the most beautiful part of my day happened after lunch. Our students were filtering back to the classroom, getting what they needed, and going to the bathroom. One of our students - who talks a lot, asks endless questions about everything, helps us make sure we drink enough water in the day, you… Continue reading giggles
“you wouldn’t look good like that”
Today, my students had a "good" day. I put that in quotations because it was a good day for them and what works for us as a classroom community. Someone else might enter my classroom and say it was a "bad" day. Despite their good day, they were more chatty than normal. And, not just… Continue reading “you wouldn’t look good like that”
As we start the March Slice of Life 2022, I decided to take a peek back at my slices from last year. Oh, how they made me smile. And yet, how they made me sad, too. It's funny how writing and rereading can do that. So much as changed since March of 2021. To name… Continue reading hello, march
did i laugh enough?
Did I laugh enough? I find myself wondering this lately. Being a teacher has made me realize there are some odd things that us teachers consider taboo. Some of these include sitting down for a minute, going to the bathroom when we need to, reading aloud to kids (just a good book for fun -… Continue reading did i laugh enough?
It has been just over three months since I last posted on my blog. Since then, there has been a many significant changes in my life - some of them external, big life changes, some of them internal, mental and emotional shifts, which have kept me very busy. A valid excuse for not posting my… Continue reading change