A friend of mine — Eileen from Little Acorn Learning — posted this picture of her Thanksgiving table last year: I thought those cards were such a nice idea. What a great way to encourage interaction and kindness around the Thanksgiving table! This year I really wanted to do something similar. So I made some templates […]
Don’t Complain. Especially If You Are A Part Of The 80%.
I recently saw a Facebook post written by a teacher where she described two different interactions with parents regarding school supplies. It’s a post from last year, but now that it’s that time of year again, the post is resurfacing. In a nutshell, one parent was complaining about how much money she had to spend […]
To My Kids’ Teachers
This year we have a kindergartener, first grader, second grader, fifth grader, sixth grader, and high school senior. We’ve got at least one kid in each school in the district. And each of those six kids is different. Some are strong students, some are not so strong. Some are well behaved, some are not so […]
This is going to be harder for me than it is for you.
I’ve been counting down the minutes until the kids go to school tomorrow. So have the girls. They are super excited. But Number 6 is fighting it every step of the way. Every morning he wakes up, asks how many more days there are until school starts, and then as soon as I tell him, […]
We Were All New Once
If your school district is anything like my school district, once those teacher assignments come out for the upcoming school year, the feeding frenzy begins and people start interrogating everyone who has a kid older than theirs about teachers. There are always those teachers that everyone wants to get. There are the teachers that nobody […]