Month: May 2019

Goodbye – For Now

I used my favorite mug one last time before packing it away. Boxes are half empty all over my room. The walls are blank, ready for next year. Goodbye for now. The sweet days of summer are ahead, right after I finish packing…

The End is Near

The dumpsters are full. Teachers are cleaning everything out and putting it away for next year. Students are excited for summer. Teachers are too. Mostly. I’m not ready to say goodbye to my first graders. They are ready for second grade, but I am… Continue Reading “The End is Near”

Chasing Chickens

My school is in the middle of Happy Valley, located in the beautiful yet quirky town of Pacifica. One day, we had chickens take up residence on our campus, followed by a rooster. It seemed to happen overnight. Then came the rabbits- lots of… Continue Reading “Chasing Chickens”

Cara from Montara

I love teaching. That’s really an understatement. I thrive on the smell of fresh tempera paint and the sight of a pile of freshly sharpened pencils; they get my brain thinking. They remind me of the students who I am responsible for. Those sweet… Continue Reading “Cara from Montara”

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