10 Things I’d Rather Do than Grade Papers

Grading is the worst. Seriously. People considering teaching as a future career: this is your warning. Whether it’s essays, penmanship, research projects, or just simple quizzes and tests, here are a few things I’d rather do than grade papers. 1 Sit in traffic 2 Walk in late and be stared at 3 Burpees 4 Wake … [Read more…]

Savoring Summer

Walking through Target today, I saw the thing that every teacher both hates and loves to see this time of year. The Back to School Section. It’s mid-July, and we’re about to begin another crazy ride. For me, it’s only my second year teaching, so while I’m very excited to get back into the swing … [Read more…]

A Funtastic Friday Field Trip

I must say when it came time to plan our spring field trip and it was my turn, I was scared. Thousands of thoughts ran through this teacher’s mind as she started planning: Where should we go? Why is everything so far from our school? Why are there so many things on this checklist? How … [Read more…]

Can You Feel the Love Today?

Here’s a little recap of our Valentine’s Day adventures. Due to missions conference at school, snow days, and an all around weird schedule, our Valentine’s party was postponed probably a little too far, but any time really is a good time to share love with each other in class. (Just a side note: if students … [Read more…]