A Bush Alaska Halloween

Before moving to rural Alaska, I was really curious about how bush Alaskans honor holidays. Would consumer-based holidays still be celebrated without the convenience of a Target right around the corner? I have an answer for you: yes. Very much so. I walked into my classroom on Halloween morning with snack already dropped off on […]

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Teacher In-Service in Naknek

Last week, I was in Naknek, Alaska at the teacher in-service training at Bristol Bay School. All teachers from the Lake and Peninsula School District and the Bristol Bay Borough School District attended sessions about online systems, the Common Core State Standards, and best practices in teaching. These trainings are inevitably jam-packed and tiring, but I walked away with lots of new […]

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Take Care of Yourself

Why does the pendulum always swing from one extreme to the other? I suppose that’s the nature of life. It also seems to be the nature of being a teacher. One moment the seas are calm, the next, a storm blows through. Last week, I wrote about how I was finding peace. This week, on the other […]

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Hallway Bulletin Board

Creating bulletin boards is a huge part of being a kindergarten teacher. As you saw in my first day of school post, bulletin boards pretty much dominate my classroom. They’re time consuming, but they’re so rewarding when they’re finished! Today’s quick post features the bulletin board I created for our hallway. Students love to see their […]

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