Sharing my love of literacy

July 17, 2019

What... July

It's been a few months since I have blogged. I have been following some amazing teachers on Instagram and Youtube. I have went back to the beach with the hubby for 9 days and it was amazing!
I had a great end of the year and said goodbye to one of the best jobs I have every had! I was sad to see it end!

I must admit that I have mixed feelings about the state of my professional career. I have been lucky to teach the last few years. I have met some great people and worked with some great kids. Teaching in a different school every year for the past 8 years has never been by choice. I envy all those people who get their classrooms/teaching jobs right away. There is a part of me that can't believe this is still my struggle. I often say "This is the plan. This is the path." It's difficult to not know what I am doing from year to year. If you are reading this...send me positive vibes.

Here are a few photos from the beach trip. We did a lot of the same things, but also a few new things too!

Here are some other photos from the school year:

 Small group reading lesson

My mom and I on mother's day!

I would let the kiddos do their Orton lesson on the table from time to time.
They would beg to do it!  

March 22, 2019


This year I set a goal for myself. (Well, I really set a few goals, but I am only going to write about one today) 

My goal was to work on a teacherspayteachers product every month and publish it. So it is almost the end of March. I can happily say that I made three products and put them up, The nice part is I have had some sales. I will say that I wish I was artistic and could make my own clip art and logos. 

Here's to me for spending some time making products! 

As always, here are some pics: 

Valentine's Day Mad Libs 

Phonics - Digraphs Word Sorts 

March Mad Libs 

Syllable Sorts 
(This one was from December, but I put it on TPT in February)  

It has been a busy two months. I have been spending more time on Instagram than on my blog. 

Maybe I need a new goal of blogging more. LOL 

Happy Reading! 

January 5, 2019

Where Have I Been?

Hello 2019! 
I have been MIA in the blog world. I did not have much to write about in September because I was job hunting. My yearly ritual. 🙄 I went on so many interviews through the summer and the month of September, I was feeling so frustrated. 

In October I had applied for a reading job and after an intense interview process, I was hired. I am teaching reading to grades 2-5 for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year. It is wonderful. I love the school, the kids, the coworkers, and the job. Literacy is my passion and I am so happy in my teacher life. 

Starting a new job is always overwhelming and crazy, so before I knew it two months had flown by and it was Winter Break. 

Now it is January and I am back to work. I plan to enjoy every day and be grateful for this job. As I say a lot, "I am a renter of the classroom and the job for the year, but it's heaven!" 

Here's a quick pic of an Open and Closed Syllable Sort I did one day in the classroom:

 Here's another quick pic: 
I hope everyone is enjoying the new year. I will try and post more! 

Happy Reading! 

August 1, 2018

Where has the time gone?

I use to be so good at posting on my blog. I have been on an Instagram and Twitter kick. I have had a busy few months. Once again, I am looking for a job and teaching summer school. With the arrival of August, I will have a month to unwind. I sure hope I have a position in September. I feel like I am getting too old for this yearly summer job search.  

Here are two pictures of what I have been doing: 

 Vacation by the Beach. . I WANT TO GO BACK!

 First day of teaching summer school
Reading on my backyard patio as much as possible this summer! 

Well, blog friends... until next time! 

Happy Reading!

May 16, 2018

Here's the Proof

Here is a screen shot of the number of posts I had prior to the Blog Post Deletion. It makes me SO SAD (and a little mad at myself, too)!

The Reading and Literacy post total is over 50. Oh, the humanity!