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?
This is a must. Hilarious, sweaty fun! And it requires zero soccer skills. I mean if you have them that's great, but most likely they will be difficult to use because at any given moment another bubble (carrying a human) may slam into you sending you flying and rolling in various directions. Then there's the … Continue reading #37 Soccer in a Giant Bubble
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 was a slacker last week. I didn't post for my Funny Friday series. I had material. I was just lazy. Hey people I made it two weeks. So in honor of my two week record, I decided I'd post for "Tell a Stupid Joke Tuesday". Yes I made that up. Impressed yet? Last week, … Continue reading Tell a Stupid Joke Tuesday
I'm about to get real. Well, I think I'm always real...but realer. Wait, that's not a word. More real. I have two kids. 18 and almost 14. I became a mom at 21. At that moment being a mom became the most important thing I would ever do. My husband and I had to build … Continue reading Helicopter