Why I’m Leaving

Several readers have recently asked about why I’m leaving after only one year in Alaska. A comment was posted on my last entry posing the question: “Can you write an article on the realities that caused you to stop maintaining this blog regularly? You spent a great deal of time promoting it and gathering readers. […]

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Update Overload!

Well, it’s no secret that I have been M.I.A. for the past couple of months. I apologize to those of you who have been following along and wanting more! Yes, I am alive and kicking and still leading the busy life of a kindergarten teacher in rural Alaska. I have some exciting new updates that […]

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Our First Culture Day

January was a busy, hectic, wonderful month that involved a great deal of change. After returning from winter vacation, we were thrust back into the crazy pace of school life. In my kindergarten class, we quickly jumped back into our daily schedule and classroom routines. We also gained a student teacher (more to come on […]

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All Things Gingerbread

IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE BREAK. IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE BREAK. IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE BREAK. Yes, I did need to write that three times in caps in order to relay my anticipation and excitement! Holy smokes, only three full days left before Tyler and I are […]

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The Very Busy Teacher

Yes, I know, I know. It’s been terribly quiet around these parts lately. Ever since Halloween, I feel like someone put my life on the “heavy duty” wash cycle. I have brief moments of still and quiet where I can stumble out of the scramble and try to ground myself. I close my eyes and […]

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