graduation vs celebration

Along with the end of the school year, June also marks graduation season. I have seen posts and photos of Pre-Kindergarten/preschool and Kindergarten grads all over social media the last week or so, and it prompted me to examine my beliefs and views on graduation ceremonies in ECE. First, I felt guilty for not having […]

steamroller

Here I sit, underneath the covers of my bed (where I had planned to veg out all evening). However, after a text from a colleague asking for some technological Twitter help, I got sucked into the Twitterverse and my dormant teacher brain quickly booted up again. This text ended up being the catalyst to a […]

goal setting and forward thinking

One thing I have found surprising in this, my first year of teaching, is how early teachers start thinking about the next school year. Once January rolled around, staff at the school were asking me if I planned to stay at HBCS another year. By the time April hit, schedules and time tables were being […]

how i spend my sunday

There are few things I enjoy more than rearranging my classroom furniture and centres/invitations. It makes things feel fresh and exciting. Plus I love watching my students react to new materials I have set out.  Check out my new setup!  We are also EXTREMELY lucky to be getting an abundance of new equipment, toys, and […]

spring has sprung

And spring has brought with it some new adventures.  1. I have been feeling a lot more motivated and energetic with the warm, sunny weather. This has led to getting up earlier, being productive, and even going for walks after school! 😊 2. Seed planting in Pre-K. We planted some mystery seeds on Monday. Hopefully […]

taking the night off

I’m ba-aaaccckk! Two weeks in a row of blogging – and I’m excited that, even after several years on this blog, this post will mark a new first: the first time writing a post from my phone rather than the computer. Tonight, I spent the entire evening curled up in blankets on my couch. And […]

hanging head in shame

4 months!!!! That is how long (exactly to the day) it has been since I have written anything on my poor, neglected blog. I feel like I am not the same teacher or person I was when I last wrote in November of 2016 (a different year, even!). The past four months have been bursting […]

oopsie daisies…

Sorry everyone. I realized that I have now not posted for almost 2 months! When my goal was to post every 2 or 3 weeks maximum. I suppose this is a fitting portrayal of a first year teacher’s life – craziness and time warps. How is it already the second half of November?! This will […]