teachin' school

thoughts on digital learning after just one day.

i don’t like it. it’s not natural. but it’s what we’ve got for now. my kids are craving interaction, and i’m going to do my best to give that to them. today, i just had them tell me how they’re doing.  it made me kind of emotional.  I MISS THEM.  and apparently they miss me… Continue reading thoughts on digital learning after just one day.

'merica · personal life · teachin' school

wash your hands.

what better time to revive the ol’ blog that during a global pandemic? here’s a quick update: there are currently six cases of COVID-19 in my city, but i’m sure there are many, many more. i will be teaching from home for the next two weeks, but i’m sure there will be more time than… Continue reading wash your hands.

decorative planning · teachin' school

the NEW erin condren teacher lesson planner!

i was lucky enough to receive a new erin condren teacher lesson planner in collaboration with EC.  the new planner has a different design but the guts are the same as last year’s ECTLP.  and that’s just fine with me!  the changes are subtle but great. below is my unboxing and review video!  i go… Continue reading the NEW erin condren teacher lesson planner!

decorative planning · teachin' school

my end of year thoughts on my Erin Condren teacher lesson planner!

this video below is a flip through of my ECTLP from this past school year.  you will see all my pages and hear my thoughts on how well it worked for me.  i also answer the question: will i be using it next year? click HERE for the TpT template I used for my abbreviated… Continue reading my end of year thoughts on my Erin Condren teacher lesson planner!

blogging · decorative planning · grad school · personal life · teachin' school

this is not “goodbye”. it’s “see you later”!

i am not closing my blog.  BUT, i need to take a break.  teaching full-time plus grad school has been difficult to manage at times.  i am set to finish grad school in may 2019.  it has been a lot of work so far, and i know that it will get more hectic as may… Continue reading this is not “goodbye”. it’s “see you later”!

creative projects · decorative planning · teachin' school

my EC teacher planner review and set up!

this is my first teacher planner (yes, EVER!) and i am so impressed by this one.  i am excited to put it to use this coming school year.  •••the good••• paper quality – the paper is the same as the life planner.  it’s very thick, maybe too thick for me.  it also has a texture… Continue reading my EC teacher planner review and set up!

teachin' school

teaching tip 70. never make big decisions in april.

april is the worst. it just is. in may, you can see the finish line.  things are winding down.  but in april, it’s still business as usual.  except the teachers are tired, the kids are restless, you’re in between state testing, there’s benchmarking, supplies are running out, school funds are dwindling…you get the idea. it’s just… Continue reading teaching tip 70. never make big decisions in april.