It has been a little while since I’ve written anything here but I want to take a moment to share something I’m very proud of! Back in October, I applied for a competitive grant in my school district to support innovative teaching. I sat down to think of something I could create and implement in … More Creating the Constitution: A HMS Escape Room Challenge!!!
Today is our 5th straight day with no school. That’s a whole week of class! Last Wednesday, we got slammed by a coastal winter storm that deposited around 8 inches of snow in Williamsburg. Since that day, school has remained closed. It has been a pretty weird couple of weeks for me. I had a … More Winter Break #2
I think I’m just as excited for break as the kids are – maybe even more… This is my first go-around as a teacher before a major vacation, so it has definitely been an eye-opening experience. Students are, for a lack of better words, bouncing off the walls! I just have to keep telling … More Is Christmas Break here yet??
I haven’t written a post in nearly a month, but I guess thats just because I’ve been so busy!! I don’t have much time tonight to write a masterful piece of prose, but I just wanted to briefly check in to share what I’ve been up to. The few days before Thanksgiving break were largely … More Back to back breaks
Lately, there have been some Exciting Things happening at Hornsby Middle. Though they aren’t exactly Stranger Things… (Click the link if you haven’t yet begun to appreciate Netflix’s hottest new show about middle schoolers and the supernatural), they’re just as exciting for me, at least! I guess I’ll start with the championship football game, which Hornsby won … More Exciting Things
Believe it or not, it has been almost a month since my last real post! I have been so busy preparing for school and teaching violin that it has been difficult to find a lot of time for myself. Tomorrow is Test Day #2, however, and I do have a little bit of time tonight … More A Special Visitor
Some things are out of my control, and sometimes people do things that simply cannot be explained. This is just a reminder to myself to keep on plugging away and to keep believing in myself, no matter what. Others may try to bring me down, but I will never doubt myself!