Sunday, May 7, 2017

What I Want for Mother's Day

This year I'm taking all the guesswork out of Mother's Day and letting my husband and son know just what I want...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Teacher Appreciated

We've truly lucked out. Year after year, we've been extremely blessed with Buddy Roller's amazing teachers. It seems like each year just gets better and better, and this one is no exception...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Big Little Lies and 73 Questions

This book!  I enjoyed it when I read it two years ago, so imagine my delight when it was made for television.  Even though the HBO series ended last week, I still cannot stop thinking about it. The characters were authentic, raw and refreshing yet funny and disturbing all at the same time. As the title implies, there are some big little lies and secrets among a group of moms that ultimately end in murder, but an unbreakable bond formed amidst one of the biggest secrets will leave you thinking long after the ending...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pay It Forward

Today, Thursday, was a great one, and not only because it's my Friday due to a day off from school tomorrow. It was a great day because of a simple act of kindness...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tip #14 - Have Fun with Your Students

This Thursday, students will return to school for their final semester of this school year, and I can't help but reflect on the first half of this year, particularly the last day of first semester. It's been a while since this so-called veteran teacher posted a teaching tip, so here's a reminder on how to have fun with your students...

Monday, January 2, 2017

What I Want for 2017

View leaving New York City's LaGuardia Airport

For 2017, I'm going to eliminate bread, desserts and reality TV, go to the gym at least three times a week, and make a home-cooked meal every day.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Another Fallen Idol?

I'm writing my first post of 2017 about the artist, Mariah Carey. I used to love Mariah. Let me be clear. I loved the Mariah of past times. The young, skinny, naive, starlet, with her long curly hair, who came on the music scene in 1990 with that voice. Like millions of fans, I knew all the words to all her songs. I have taken many a shower, cleaned many a room, and cried...well just because...while belting out some of her greatest hits like, Vision of Love, Love Takes Time, I Don't Wanna Cry, and so many others. If you're a fan...were a fan...I'm sure you can relate.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

On Trying New Things in Teaching

This school year, I'm trying all things new. New strategies. New ways of doing old things. Fresh. New. Unfamiliar. New.  And I'm discovering that the very things I've always been afraid to try, aren't as daunting as they first appeared...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

About This School Year

Literacy and Numeracy Night 2016

This school year is going well. Not to say it's without stress and challenges because those things still exist in the world of teaching. But still, things are looking up...