Cuddles with creases don’t count

This week has been the first week of the school holidays and normally, I would be enjoying them like any other tired teacher.  But since I’m not a teacher anymore (okay, maybe that’s an overstatement; I’ll always be a teacher, I’m just not working as one right now), I’m not enjoying the holidays.  Instead, I’m […]

Saying goodbye to the classroom

Friday was the last day of school.  It was my last day as a Second Grade teacher in North Carolina, my last day as a teacher in the United States, the last day with my class of eighteen little monkeys here, the last day in my small, used-to-be-something-else classroom.  It was also my last day […]

Still Great

I was in the Conference Room at school, surrounded by piles of Common Core assessments, long-term planning and half-opened bags of crisps (or chips, since I’m in the States) when my colleague turned to me and stopped the conversation mid-sentence.  It was somewhere between me asking if we had an assessment for reading words with […]