School starts soon, I know this not only because of the date, but because everything is about the back to school sales--regardless of the type of store (remember this commercial from Staples?). The second post of my blog was to thank some of my favorite teachers. If you haven't' thanked a teacher, either your own … Continue reading When Your Kids Go Back to School, Thank a Teacher
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision? Not far at all. I wanted to be a teacher. I've considered myself a teacher since I graduated from college. I went to a workshop early on in my career and we had … Continue reading Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach
I came across this Shel Silverstein poem that someone posted the other day. It reminded me of when I did my student teaching during my senior year of college; Where The Sidewalk Ends was a popular book among the third graders in my class. You might be familiar with one of his other very popular books, The Giving … Continue reading Where the Sidewalk Ends
I began today to clean up the basement. We have more junk and clothes and toys and crap down there than we will ever use. The nice thing is that we can have a pretty terrific yard sale in a couple of weeks. The Lego's alone have the potential to bring in a enough to … Continue reading Kash’s Teacher
I'm not sure if there is much that easy about being a teacher, these days or when I was in a classroom in 1987! That year I was a fourth grade teacher in a Catholic school in Riverside. There were 32 kids in the class...crazy, right?! I got the job the day school started. My … Continue reading Tales of a Fourth Grade…Something!
Over the past several weeks, but in particular the past four days, you may have seen in the news that many Head Start classrooms across the country have closed as a result of sequestration. Classrooms equal about 18 to 20 kids per room, which for us amounted to 127 kids that will not be able … Continue reading Preschool Teachers–I Couldn’t Do It Everyday