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 […]

Teacher Appreciation Day

So it turns out today is Teacher Appreciation Day here in the States.  Or National Teacher’s Day or some variety of ‘Hey, let’s recognize that teachers do a bloody good job and maybe we should be nice to them’ Day. What does that mean?  Well, realistically speaking it means the internet is full of teacher-inspired […]

Teacher Job Description

Last week at this time, I was on Spring Break.  I had enjoyed a few days at the beach, had read several books cover to cover, had completely relaxed.  Was that really only a week ago?  Feels like longer! The first week back in my classroom after that lovely break has been a challenge.  Getting […]