“These are all exciting things!” My knee jerk reaction was to awkwardly smile and stare back blankly at the screen. But in my mind, something totally different was happening. It was as if I had been running as fast as I possibly could with no finish line in sight… when suddenly my heels skid to…… Continue reading Perspective

Yellow Zone

5:40 am this morning is when I gave up trying to stay asleep until my alarm went off. I already had been over my lesson at least 4 times between the time I fell asleep and woke up. You got this. Green zone. I spent a few extra minutes in the shower to rehearse my…… Continue reading Yellow Zone

Cat Claws

Charming, cheeky, colorful cat claw caps For someone who considers themselves to be a dog person, I’ve sure sliced about about cats. Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by

What Don’t You Understand About Adults?

Today’s “Tell Us Tuesday” morning meeting prompt inspired my slice for today. I “ask good questions” or so my students tell me… I smiled as I watched their reactions reading the question on the screen. Little eyes above masked nervous smiles caught each other’s gaze. Giggles erupted. “What do you not understand about adults?” -…… Continue reading What Don’t You Understand About Adults?

Mixed Emotions

There are just over two months left of the school year and I’m just not sure how I feel about it. A mix of emotions have overcome me and it’s difficult to distinguish what I feel most. Relief: the end is near. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We’re getting…… Continue reading Mixed Emotions


Like a kid in the candy store, the bright red wand spoke to me. My eyes drew me in and before I knew it, the toy was in my hands. “We have to get this for A.” The joy in the picture of the little girl on the front of the package was all I…… Continue reading Bubbles