Category Archives: teaching

Teacher Appreciation Week, continued…

For day two of Teacher Appreciation Week, the kids and I baked up some sweet treats. We used a recipe from an IG friend, the most amazing recipe ever! Honestly, every single person I gave cookies to (the kid’s teachers, my team, and a few other teachers/staff at my school that helped me out one day last week) all raved about how good they were. A few even had triple & quadruple servings (I’ll leave you nameless! Haha!).

So, it’s fair to say that they cookies were a great treat to give. Someone on my IG commented about being told teachers never eat baked goods from kids. For us, seeing as I teach at the same school my kids go, I’m pretty certain they trust our homemade goodies. & being a teacher, I totally know which kids I’d eat homemade goodies from & which ones I wouldn’t. Ha!

So, if you haven’t thanked a teacher yet this week, maybe send in a sweet treat! My friend, Elizabeth (fellow teacher, momma, blogger, super woman extraordinaire) at Sam and Scout, shares some other great ideas, as well! Check them out!

Teacher Appreciation WeekSuper cute smart cookie printable from here.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2014

If you didn’t already know, this week is the perfect time to thank a teacher!

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week 2014, and we will surely be thanking the teachers that make a difference in our kids lives this week…I plan to do something little each day to help them feel the love.

First up this week, motivational posters for some of the biggest cheerleaders in our kid’s lives when it comes to learning. I had picked these up in the Target Dollar Spot this summer, just add a little ribbon to them and a thank you card & you are all set.


If you need some more ideas, check here and here for some things we’ve done in the past…

Spring break countdown is on.

Spring break is just days away. I’ve been holding off starting a countdown because that would just make me want it more. But today? It was inevitable.

Yesterday, I woke up at 6:15. That was hitting my snooze for 15 more minutes after my original alarm went off. Today, I woke up at 6:34. Obviously I snoozed much longer today. I fear for tomorrow, I’m just praying it’s not any later than that or we won’t make it to school on time.

Lexie has been asking for summer since Christmas break (she skipped right over wanting spring break) and Lilah even asked this morning as I was waking her up if it was a “stay at home day”. The kids are feeling it, too.

& my students? Ya. They are done. Put-a-fork-in-them done. Today they took a math test and pretty much bombed it. Perimeter & area. Seriously?! Adding and multiplying. How hard is that? Well, as I tell them, it wasn’t hard, it was just work. And they had no intention on working. If I’m feeling nice I might just give them a five question pop quiz tomorrow in hopes that that will pull up their recent test grade. It’s so frustrating though because I teach & teach & teach and sometimes spoon feed them the information they need (I mean, formulas in their math notebooks that they are allowed to use on the test. Exact examples & step-by-step instructions) and then we still have days like this. & a big state test looming over our heads in just a few short weeks. Oy.

15 school hours to go until we are free for a week. I’ll count down in those hours because there’s a whole heck of a lot less of them between now & Friday afternoon.

An extra day.

We’ve got an extra day at home this week thanks to the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Just another perk of being a teacher. We don’t have big plans for the day, we are still in pjs while some laundry is going & the kids are gobbling down bacon & strawberries for breakfast. MyContinue Reading

wiww: Celebrate Literacy Week at School.

This is a little fun WIWW. This week is Celebrate Literacy week at school and that means themed days. The theme this year is reading across subjects and it’s been really fun, especially since my kids get to partake in it now. Monday was dress like a scientist day, to support reading in science. WeContinue Reading

A good, good break.

The life of a teacher has it’s perks. When we spend so much of our time, money, & energy on teaching the youth of today (and sometimes always feeling under appreciated) having our little breaks from the classroom are so very welcomed. A week off at Thanksgiving (which not all districts do, sorry Marcie!) isContinue Reading

Every year was my favorite year.

There’s just no way I can pick a favorite. It must be the reason I’m an elementary school teacher myself. Every year in school was my favorite year. I can tell you every elementary school teacher I had and why she was important to me (I didn’t have a male teacher until middle school) andContinue Reading

Making it work as a working mom.

I’m so excited to be partnering up with some awesome women over the next few months in a series called, “Making it Work as a Working Mom”. Elizabeth, of E, Myself, and I came up with this idea and reached out for working momma’s who wanted to join in. I, of course, jumped at theContinue Reading

5 technology tools for an easier back-to-school.

This past weekend I had the good fortune to attend the #weteach back to school workshop that focused around 5 technology tools to make back-to-school easier. Easier on you. The parent, the teacher, the tutor…whoever you may be. Not only was I excited to attend this event because it was focused around something big in our houseContinue Reading

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