I’ve been feeling under the weather for the past couple of days, so today was the perfect day to have a guest speaker join us in class. My classes had the privilege of having Mr. Ralph Thomas present to us about his experience as the former deputy director of the Virginia Department of Juvenile … More Learning about Juvenile Justice!
My first year as a teacher has been so much fun and a remarkable experience I’ll never forget. I know this sounds cheesy, but every now and then, I make sure to take a moment to appreciate that I am able to do something I truly enjoy for a living. Sometimes, however, things happen that … More Good days, bad days
It hit me this morning that it is nearly March! I can’t believe how quickly time has passed. I feel like it will be June before I know it. Unfortunately, I still don’t have any time to take a breather. Every time I sit down to write, it seems like I open up with something … More Plugging away
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