Not the ones I own. Not the ones I want to buy. Nope. The shoes that other people wear. Namely the kids I teach. We get caught up in the game of school. The learning of academic subjects and all the "what education is supposed to be" sort of stuff. But today was different. Today … Continue reading Shoes
Probably not. I work hard, love my kids, share my extreme passion for all things science and do my best to teach and inspire them. I also do and say various dumb things on any given occasion. Yesterday was no exception. Read on for details of two great teacher fails of the day. I forgot … Continue reading Teacher of the year?
It's there. It's everywhere. I promise. And there's way more of it than there's not. I mean there has to be, right? This weekend a young person from our community committed suicide. I can't begin to understand how that person felt and what they were going through. It's so confusing. My heart aches for the … Continue reading Where is the love?
Know what I did today? Well, let's start with what I did not do... I did not go to Costco. We are currently out of food in our house. Not that I cook it anyway, but I usually try to provide options for the family to feed themselves. I did not go to the post … Continue reading Summer Guilt
Yes. This happened. I have successfully avoided all forms of large group embarrassment during my years teaching at the middle school. Until this year. Apparently, me blogging 40 adventures before 40 requires me to take on challenges that are WAY out of my comfort zone. Let me share all my excuses first: I like attention. … Continue reading #33 Dunk Tank
Know what's not funny? State testing. It's exhausting. The kids are exhausted. The teachers are exhausted. And I bet all the parents are exhausted too. All that stress and pressure and unnecessary anxiety. Oh wait, you want to know how I really feel? Okay fine...I'll tell you... I've been a teacher for 14 years. 9 … Continue reading Funny Friday #5
I'm not ready to quit. You know, throw in the towel and all. Not on telling cheesy jokes. No that will continue...for sure. For pretty much ever. I meant on writing this Funny Friday series. I'm not very good at sticking to a blogging schedule. But I honestly think that's probably best. I can't claim … Continue reading Funny Friday #4
Actually building anything... This is one of those spontaneous "wasn't part of my plan originally but deserves a spot in Angie's 40 before 40 Adventure Hall of Fame." Yes I made that up. There's not really an Angie's Adventure Hall of Fame. I'm thinking there should be though. And I also think Bill Nye should … Continue reading #25 Building a Greenhouse
I know... that you know that... I love my job. I mean there are days when I want to rip my hair out (but I already don't have enough of that...so of course, I don't). But mostly it's perfect. It's challenging, rewarding, and it's most often hilarious. Like knee-slapping hilarious. But also, if you can't … Continue reading Funny Friday #3
I debated posting about the slide on Wednesday. I didn't. It's guilt. It affected my community. My school. One of my former students lost his life in the slide three years ago. But it's not my story to tell. I didn't lose my mom or grandma, my brother or sister, my dad or friend or … Continue reading Oso