Sub Plans Are Ruining My Life

It’s true. And if we are being technical here, I should say: Sub plans WERE ruining my life. I’ve always been a Last Minute Lucy, and would suffer through DAYS leading up to my absence with this storm cloud of unwritten sub plans following me everywhere I went. Painful, I…

For the Love of {Mrs.} May

As Teacher Appreciation Week nears, we will see a sudden influx of Why I Became a Teacher posts. More often than not, there is a certain person behind the story, and this story is about my person. It was second grade. I didn’t know it yet, but I was embarking…

My Reason

Hello, my friends! Today is the happiest day, because today, October joins us. It is basically the best month. The month of leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, cooler weather, candy corn…I could go on and on! It is also the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month, a cause very close to my…

What’s the Plan, Stan?

Now that the year is in full swing, I think it’s safe to say we all need a little stability in our lives. It’s incredible how I live my life in pure, ignorant bliss all Summer, pinning my little life away & storing up ideas that are SURE to make…

How to Save Your Stations (And Your Sanity!)

It’s confession time. I am awesome at making stations. Math, literacy—you name it. I’m even pretty good at remembering to print, laminate, and cut them in time for their debut in the classroom. Storing them? That’s a completely different story. When it comes to saving my station materials in a…

Back-to-School LIFESAVER

 I am so excited to announce that Educents.com is having a HUGE back-to-school blowout sale and I am going to be featured in one of the curriculum bundles! From July 30 – August 2 (Wednesday – Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for…

Bright Ideas–No More Rummaging!

It’s 10:00. Lunch is imminent. You are halfway through a math lesson, then you hear it. Pencils rolling around supply boxes, paper crumpling. The dreaded desk rummaging has begun.Personally, if I had a dollar for every time one of my students was playing in his or her desk during a…