Meghan Markle and ‘that’ kid.

Yesterday, along with three billion people across the globe, I watched American Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry.  There’s something about the Royals that captures folks hearts, and having an American marry into the family was a big deal. Well as I sat watching (because teachers seem to always wake up early, regardless of the day), my eye was caught by one of the page boys who was having a grand old.. Read More

Dragon Diary.

This week the book fair swept into my school.  I always have mixed feelings about it… on the one hand – books!  On the other hand, there’s so much ‘stuff’ masquerading as books… and it always seems my little friends always gravitate towards the ‘barely books’ stuff or books geared towards older grades… but I digress. This year, there were diaries.  There was one with a dragon on it.  It locked.. Read More

Keeping the mindset plate spinning.

One question I hear often is ‘how do you fit it all in’?  The short answer is, I don’t know.  Seriously, the plate spinning is ridiculous, but somehow we figure it out, right?  For me, a big part of the art of teaching is balance – understanding that sometimes some plates might be up, but not spinning as fast and furiously and being alright with that – it’s not easy.. Read More