An Open Letter to LGBTQ-Friendly Teachers

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so here's an open letter to all of the many LGBTQ-inclusive and welcoming teachers out there....more

The Boutique Shop

In lieu of another excerpt from the never ending novel I’m trying to finish – I thought I’d give y’all an update on what I’ve been doing the past few, um….months?  Wow. Time. I digress to mention how it flies here, just in case there really is someone listening. (My two dads…?)...more

The Disappearance of Joy

What do you remember about kindergarten?I remember:...more

How To Reinvent Yourself

This isn't a 'how-to' post.I'm asking.How do you reinvent yourself?...more
That is so exciting! I love your attitude, and I pray that mine is the same when I am 70! If we ...more

I like my milk Tye-Dyed

I felt like I had nothing to write tonight.  But… then I remembered that this past week in Grade 2 Science has been the most fun I’ve ever had teaching, and I think I’ll do a strictly teaching post today.We’ve been learning about really great things — viscosity, transparency, absorption, dissolving, saturation…. it’s been great.We started off mixing water and vegetable oil.  I coloured the water with food colouring so they’d get the full effect…...more

I'm the Worst Blogger Ever

So this is a NaBloPoMo Month… and I haven’t written a single thing in just over a week….Except, you know, the 30+ solid hours I’ve spent writing report cards (that’s a rough estimate… I lost count somewhere over the weekend).  I had reservations about starting a NaBloPoMo in January, knowing that report cards would do me in…. but I thought nah, I can pull this off.Well, I’ll be back in full force tomorrow, because I’m happy to announce that as of 7:30 pm EST this evening, I finished writing my report cards!!...more

You're Loved.

So for a little while, I’ve been following this fantastic blogger (and I now own a couple of her books) named Holley Gerth.  She’s another one of those who writes into my heart.She’s started “Coffee For Your Heart,” which allows those what want to join in a chance to be encouraging (with prompts she sends out) every Wednesday, whether through their blog, their Facebook, or a Tweet....more

A grateful heart: That's Professor Wrecking Ball to you

 I'm used to grade complaints, pleas for leniency, well wishes, the occasional hug. But at the end of last semester, I was blown away by one of my classes....more

Grandparents Challenge: Share a hobby with my son

My son is a lucky little guy. He has three sets of wonderful grandparents who love him to pieces. They think he is adorable (and he is), they love to brag about him (and he is brag-worthy) and they all read this blog (hi, everyone!) So, with all that in mind: I have a challenge for them:...more

Winter Break is for Teachers Too

In two days, school reopens after Winter Break.  I miss my students, most of them that is.  My colleagues are the best.  I love them not only as colleagues, but also as friends.   I do not miss:...more