6 Reasons I Blame Teaching for Making Me Fat

I Blame Teaching

My teammate and I were talking the other day about how hard teaching is on staying healthy. I realized then that I have not been *gasp* getting smaller in my 6 years of teaching. Anyone else out there have this shocking realization?

I love being a teacher. I love being in charge. I love my students. But y’all, I blame teaching for making me fat! Here are 6 reasons I thought of. Please feel free to add your own in the comments!

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Spread the Joy: A Classroom Freebie

Spread the Joy

This little ole’ blog has sure seen some tumbleweeds the couple of months. I’ve been a little busy teaching routines and wrangling six year olds and making sure no one got lost and tying shoes and OH YEAH, teaching!

I’m sure you can relate.

So now here it is, the most wonderful time of the year.

Cue the carols. And the holiday treats!

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Dear Teacher: it’s OKAY

Dear Teacher: its OKAY

I’m headed back to school tomorrow. I’ve been thoroughly trained during this last week of PD and my classroom is mostly ready. My lesson plans are written, copies are made, and books are ready. Everyone is in full on prep mode! I’ve been seeing a lot of thoughtful, reasonable, and well written blog posts out there about all the things you should or should not do in your classroom. But what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t add my 2 cents into the mix? So here I go! :)

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13 Tools A Teacher Needs… Now!

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I have talked to numerous teachers to find out what they think every teacher should have. These teachers teach all over the US, have various levels of experience, and teach in a range of SES schools. It was fun talking to all kinds of teachers and seeing the things that they all had in common as far as necessities go!

Some of the things on this list are more student geared, but a lot of them are seriously sanity-savers for us teachers!

Here are the top 13 tools of the teaching trade that you should definitely have in your classroom!

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4 Things Parents Need To Know (About Teachers)

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I recently read an article about 10 things teachers want to say to parents, but can’t. It inspired me to write 4 things that teachers can say to parents. I believe that an open and honest relationship with parents is key. A good rapport between parents and teachers is one of the most important parts of a student’s education. Here are 4 things that I’d like parents to know about me as a teacher.

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What I Learned in Vegas

What I Learned in Vegas
 This was my first time going to Vegas for the TpT conference and let me tell you… as an introvert teacher, I was shaking in my boots. I don’t have any blogger friends at my school or that I know in real life, so I decided to take a huge jump OUT of my comfort zone and room with some girls I knew through Facebook and Instagram. I was super nervous. I knew the girls would be nice- but would they like me? Read more