Princess Teacher

Today was a weirdo day. First day back from break = Basically the first day of school. So from the start it was slightly different feeling. But then the real kicker... I had no students. None. Zero. My classroom was completely empty.Weird.But somehow it worked out as a HUGE blessing in disguise because I was able to spend the day in a class and a grade and with a group of kids that I never get to spend time with. And if I've learned one thing from teaching it's that every new experience with children will teach you something....more

FriYAY Faves!

With the holiday season sneaking up on us fast, I think that I'm going to make FriYAY Faves a new feature on my blog. In other words, every Friday I'll introduce to you 5 things that will make you say YAY! And then you can add them to your wishlists :) There are so many talented people out there, so I'm going to try to make a point to choose mostly local or artisan vendors, some of which are even good friends... I like showing off people I know! Hope you like them too!...more

Fall Break Book List

Fall Break is a beautiful thing for teachers. Don't get me wrong, I looooooove my kiddos (obviously), but after 9 weeks of meetings and planning and more meetings and projects and more meetings, I was not going to argue with a whole week off! Woohoo! And when we go back Monday, it'll be the countdown to Thanksgiving! (Where is the year going?!)I decided to make good use of my break and spend my days lazily reading in my bed, on my couch, in the coffee shop, and even outside in the superb fall weather! Here's what I picked to fill my Fall Break:...more

Five Yummy Things You MUST Try in Charleston This Fall

My hubby & I, who are self-proclaimed foodies, visited Charleston for the first time this summer and ate our way through the Holy City. Seriously... We didn't even get to try every restaurant on our list (not even half!) But of the places we sampled, here are five yummies you MUST try this fall!...more

School's Out for the Summer!

Jerger Elementary School... You've been so good to me :)As a first year teacher there were about 1,000,000 lessons to learn. I don't know that I learned them all (definitely not) but here are my reflections from Year 1:...more