First blog post

This is the post excerpt.

This is your very first post. I am so excited to have a blog to use for personal posts as well as classroom posts. I can’t wait to read your posts and comments.


2019 Reading List

I’ve started a list of 2019. Of course, it is not the final list.


Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

See How They Run by Ally Carter

Take The Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers


Completed 2018 Reading List

Yes, I’m posting what I actually read in 2018. As well as books that I abandoned, but will possibly return to reading them.  They are in no specific order just as I remembered them and wrote them down. Let’s see if you can guess which genre I’m drawn to the most. Here goes…

Mama B Time to Plant by Michelle Stimpson

Mama B Time to Mend by Michelle Stimpson

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Night by Elie Weisel (2nd time)

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boone

Survivors Club by Debbie Bornstein Holinstat and Michael Bornstein

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Darius and Twig by Walter Dean Myers

All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Abandoned List: While reading these another book caught my interest, but will return to them.

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon



I’m Back!!

It has been awhile since I last posted a comment. It is my intent to include blogging in my class this year. Hopefully this will encourage me to write and post daily if not weekly. A lot has changed in my life professionally. I moved to a different school district last school year. This was certainly a good change, but it was different. Change is hard for me sometimes, but above all the change was a positive note for my life. I’m looking forward to another school year of development, growth and just pure JOY.


Talk W/ Your Students

Today,  I had an experience that I was not expecting. I noticed that one of my students has been acting out in class over the past few weeks. Well, I had to correct some inappropriate behavior and she turned it into a joke. Well, I didn’t take that lightly. It was time for me to find out what was going on. In other words, we had a “Come to Jesus” meeting.

After minutes of careful questioning. She confessed. It was nothing too major, but for a 12-14 year it was too much for her to bear.

I gave her little advice and a BIG hug.

I hope my sweet student is back.


I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.

Langston Hughes

This is the daily quote posted on the Slice Of Life challenge.

These words ring so true. Anything that I’ve really wanted to do, I’ve found ways to do. Whether it was perfecting my baked chicken or working on my master’s degree with an active family. But what is it that makes us push beyond to get somewhere?  A need, yes…. need to get somewhere usually involves a change, improvement, something new, something unknown or  just something different.

I’ve got some places that I want go and am discovering ways to get there.

Uncanny Shopping

At 3:30, I left school scurrying to get some of my errands complete. I went by Old Navy, Sam’s Club and Aldi. In my area, these stores have a history of long lines regardless of the day or time. To my surprise, they were vacant. I was able to walk straight to the checkout lines and check-out. No lines, no waiting.

For whatever the reason, I’m thankful to still return home by 6:00.

Day 22

10 more posts…

I must say that I’m growing weary as I get closer to my goal to write daily for the entire month of March. I can see the finish line, but it’s gradually moving away. “I must stick with it.” I tell myself. “What will the boys think when they check your blog and you stop not stopped, but quit.”

I’m not a quitter. Unless, I really think that I’m wasting my time.

Writing is never a waste.

I’ll forge on. 9 more post to go. 🙂