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
I've been absent for a couple of days. Friday was our last day before spring break. We had a half-day and I went down to Milwaukee to watch two of the March Madness games, one of them being the Badgers. I got up early Saturday morning to go to Madison from Milwaukee to watch Championship… Continue reading absent
a list of things that made me happy today
I'm in a bit of a writer's block the past couple days. I am feeling so many things that they are getting tangled inside of me and not coming out on paper how I want them to. So, I've decided to focus on what I know for sure, which is a list of things that… Continue reading a list of things that made me happy today
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
amnestic second chances
I was in the hallway talking with my principal and partner teacher, deciding what to do about a situation that occurred at lunch with one of our students. Therefore, my attention was off of my classroom. After that got taken care of and I was about to re-enter, I had another one of my very… Continue reading amnestic second chances
I always do a board message each day for my students to answer. Today's was "Thoughtful Thursday". Usually, I write, "What is something thoughtful you can do for others today?" However, today I wrote, "What is something thoughtful someone else has done for you this week?" in an effort to focus their attention on what… Continue reading “teach me”
a special moment
I had a special moment with a student today. Or, at least it felt special to me. He is one of my kiddos who is challenged by reading and therefore, really does not like it. He's also a talented hockey player. However, this student has put in A LOT of work this year and has… Continue reading a special moment
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?
I’m feeling rather empty today. I am a Head JV girl’s basketball coach and assistant to varsity in the school district I teach in. Last night, we played our third playoff game, the game to go to state, and lost. I am no stranger to this feeling. I have lived it many times before. I… Continue reading empty