Bulletin Board Blues

It’s a new season so that means that it’s your favorite thing to do in the class room: change the bulletin board! Yay! Okay. That probably wasn’t your reaction. It was probably something more like this: Ugh. Most teachers see redecorating bulletin boards as a burden rather than a blessing. Well, I have a few … [Read more…]

Keepsake Christmas Gifts

I’m a sentimental person, so I love to have meaningful Christmas gifts. That may be part of the reason I sometimes get frustrated with the Christmas season. It’s always about stuff. Have you ever been there? We fill the area under the tree with sweaters that snag, jewelry that tarnishes, and toys that break after … [Read more…]

Programs and Projects

Friday night, I experienced my first Christmas program as a teacher. (To tell you the truth, they’re definitely more enjoyable as a teacher than as a high school student.) Basically, it was glorified babysitting, but it was well worth the time spent practicing. The parents absolutely loved watching their little ones march up the stairs, … [Read more…]

Little Moments Big Memories

Do you remember your very first day of school? You know the one where you were so proud to walk in the doors with your new backpack, lunchbox, and clothes. The one where the teacher smiled at you and said, “Hello (insert name here)! I’m so excited to have you in my class this year!” … [Read more…]