Look at my happy rainbow!

My Journey Continues as a Literacy Strategist


One of my favorite parts about teaching kindergarten is sharing my love of books with my sprouts. Everyone has favorite authors and stories, but sometimes an older book comes seemingly out of nowhere and catches you by surprise. Today, Maybelle poked me on the shoulder and said, “Hey, here I am!” Last winter we read Katy and the Big Snow by Virgina Lee Burton and did some amazing map projects.. Read More


This morning, in the quiet hubbub of arrival time, Penny came up to me with her hand out, holding something precious. “Mr. ______, the back of my earring fell off,” she said. Uh-oh. Another area of expertise I’m quite lacking in. The last time I tried to fix Nicole’s hair, she looked like she took a very long ride in a convertible on a windy day. “Um, hold on a.. Read More

Root Beer.

Well, I suppose I’m getting older. Yesterday I did something at school (I’m not sure what) and hurt my back. I was in pretty bad pain last night and this morning, while a bit better, I was still not myself. Before leaving, I popped more than a few Advil, and then placed one of those Ben-Gay patches on my back to provide heat to help the muscles relax. I was.. Read More