In July I had the pleasure of exploring New York City. Having documented my newfound love affair on this blog at least a few times, I will not bore you with how much this city woos me each time I visit. On this trip I experienced a lot of firsts. First time going out into … More What My First Broadway Show Taught Me
Dear (New) Teacher, The month of August arrived much faster than we dreamed. For this gal August means back to my classroom for another school year. But before tomorrow, the first day of school in my district, I want to pause and offer a quick reminder on why we do what we do. In the … More A Letter to the (New) Teacher
This week I had a blog written and ready to go by Wednesday, which for me seems rare. But as I watched this weekend play out in Charlottesville, it felt empty to post about something other than my reflections on what occurred in America. So instead I penned this for this week. Know that I … More Enough is enough.
This last week I returned from almost two solid weeks of travel and met the stark reality that summer must come to an end. I attempted to get back into the swing of things by starting to set up my classroom. Turning the space of a cookie cutter classroom into a magical safe inviting place … More Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium