Summer Break Update #1

Here I lie, 19 days into my first summer break as a full-time salaried teacher… AND IT IS AMAZING! Seriously, having a summer break (even though I’m still working my second and third jobs) makes every stressful part of teaching worth it. I have done so many things in these short couple of weeks that…

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Summer Bucket List

There are two days of school left (with kids) and I could not be more excited! I have had a tumultuously wonderful first year of teaching, but I am very much looking forward to my first summer as a teacher. I will still be teaching thirteen days this summer (some for four hours, some for…

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2 Jobs

  Yes, you can call me “2 jobs” now as I have officially picked up a new position as the Children’s Ministry Music Director at a local church. For now, I am only working with the kids on Sunday evenings but I will be running the music portion of Vacation Bible School over the summer…

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The Three Passions of Teaching

Around November at a staff meeting our principal assigned teachers to work in groups to read Teach Like a Pirate and present their readings at future staff meetings. My immediate thought was: don’t we have enough work to do already? My next thought was: how long can I avoid this before I am forced to do…

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Adventures in Show Choir

Around October I stepped in as the Assistant Director of our feeder high school’s show choir. Show choir is something I was very unfamiliar with, but am slowly starting to become obsessed with. In high school I was on a competitive dance team and very involved in our school’s musical theater program. Show choir is…

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It’s February and I’m Tired

That’s the first title that popped into my head and I deem it completely appropriate. It is February and I am tired. Very tired. No one told me that being a full-time teacher would be this exhausting and this draining. I’ve even had three snow days since Winter Break, but am still completely dead every time I come home…

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