Highlights: Back to School 2014

 Posted by at 7:54 pm
Sep 072014
Highlights: Back to School 2014

I can’t believe I’m writing this post again.  I had a really good summer, but it’s still hard to believe that I’m back teaching again.  Where did the time go?  (The fact that it was almost July when we got out of school probably didn’t help). It’s no secret that I bring my lunch to [...]

A Planned Ahead Party

 Posted by at 4:50 pm
Feb 052014
A Planned Ahead Party

A couple weeks ago, I accomplished something I’d been working on since the fall of 2010.  I finally proved to the state of Massachusetts that I had met the requirements necessary to be given a license in special education.  I could write a long post about the over three year process and the frustrations involved [...]

Sep 082013
Highlights: Back to School (Part 4)

Hard to believe it’s time once again for my annual Back to School Highlights post.  From what I can tell from my first few days back in the classroom so far this year it looks like it’s going to be a good one. I feel like I’m constantly on the search for a nutritious, filling, [...]

Sep 022012
Highlights: Back to School (Part 3)

This is the third time “Back to School” has been a Highlights topic.  I can’t help it…it’s the teacher in me.  I love the beginning of September—back to school shopping, setting up my classroom, filling out my plan book.  I hope going back to school never loses its excitement for me.  Of course, going back [...]

Highlights: Back to School

 Posted by at 8:27 pm
Sep 042011
Highlights: Back to School

If the kids in your neighborhood haven’t gone back to school already, they probably are this week.  Here I am, about to start my 27th year of life and I haven’t been off the academic calendar since I was 3.  I love September.  I love the change in weather, I love the return of fall [...]

Highlights: School Lunch

 Posted by at 9:10 am
Apr 172011
Highlights: School Lunch

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about school lunch (April 1, 2009; August 23, 2010).  As a public school teacher in a district where many of the students are on free or reduced lunch and as a person who is fairly picky about what I put in my body, it’s an issue I naturally [...]

Food Coloring

 Posted by at 9:47 am
Oct 232010
Food Coloring

Lunchtime conversations in the teacher’s lunch room are almost always interesting, though usually not blog worthy despite the fact that they are frequently about food. The other day, however, I was chilling out, eating my Chobani, enjoying the mid-day chatter and the chance to sit for a whole 15 minutes.  The conversation moved to food [...]

…it’s off to work I go!

 Posted by at 9:36 pm
Sep 172010
...it's off to work I go!

Contrary to appearances, I have not dropped off the face of the earth. I have, however, gotten a job. I knew when I wasn’t hired for the job I wanted, I wouldn’t be out of work for long.  Last year, I was substitute teaching every day by the beginning of October.  I wasn’t happy about [...]

Highlights: Back to School

 Posted by at 7:46 am
Aug 232010

I hate to break it to you, but it’s just about time to go back to school (if you haven’t gone back already).  I’m not even going to count the days until Brian goes back to work (and hopefully I do too, but I’m still waiting to hear.  Story of my life.)  Let’s just say [...]