Chaulk It Up!
My life is a journey of family, friends, praying, teaching, reading, writing, and thinking.
Monday, January 1, 2018
That word, glitter , brings many teachers to tears. Use it once in a classroom on a small project and you will find glitter everywhere in yo...
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Thankful for Three Things
A wise person once challenged me by asking, "What if you woke up tomorrow and only had the things you thanked God for today?" Hmm....
Friday, October 20, 2017
In honor ofNational Writing Day, I spent time writing and came up with a poem. #WhyIWrite To release stress anger despair s...
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Why I teach?
I am frequently asked what I do. When I reply with, "I'm a teacher," they ask which grade. When I tell them that I teach 5th a...
Monday, August 21, 2017
18 Years and Still Learning, Changing
Tomorrow I begin my eighteenth year of teaching. As I reflect on other first days, I frequently go back to other first days of teaching: sta...
Friday, August 11, 2017
Struggles Lead to Reigniting a Passion
A week ago today, I was just finishing my first full day of Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute (CWTI). We had been on the James River a...
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Book Reflection of Refugee by Alan Gratz
I am a reader. Since school let out towards the end of May, I have finished 29 books. I am a writer. I have written several poems, blog post...
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