I am a teacher. And also a nerd. And sometimes I do things in public that make others stare at me.
The thoughts and ideas in this blog are my own, unless otherwise stated,and do not represent the views of my employer in any way.

mrskaaay:

My mom, sister, and I took their three dogs on a walk. The circuit around the local lake is about 5 miles, so that was our goal. We made it in about 3, 3 1/2 hours. We had to stop a lot because while the smallest dog wanted to make friends and go home with everyone, the slightly larger two sometimes just wanted to bark and jump. 

At any rate, we made it and while my mom and sister got sunburns, I didn’t. Who says miracles don’t happen?

…just found a nice pink patch on the back of my neck. Miracle retracted.

peasantwisdom:

gokuma:

autumnramble:

I want to die and be born again as a full hobbit.

I think hobbit metabolism work differently than human…

Nope. tolkien wrote with a different body aesthetic. look at the text description of hobbits again. They work hard all day, and are a short stocky broad folk.

I’d love to be a hobbit…unless I am one of the hobbits who has to do all the cooking. 

(Source: dailystir)

My mom, sister, and I took their three dogs on a walk. The circuit around the local lake is about 5 miles, so that was our goal. We made it in about 3, 3 1/2 hours. We had to stop a lot because while the smallest dog wanted to make friends and go home with everyone, the slightly larger two sometimes just wanted to bark and jump. 

At any rate, we made it and while my mom and sister got sunburns, I didn’t. Who says miracles don’t happen?

Spring cleaning tip:

Get WAY behind on your laundry. Like, “YES this outfit DOES match thankyouverymuch” (oh shit they’re on to me) behind on your laundry.

Like, maybe you have to go buy a new pack of socks behind. 

Then clean out your closet. It’s SO much easier to find the stuff you don’t wear anymore. 

This post brought to you by the two trash bags of clothes going to Goodwill. 

Shakespeare for middle schoolers

girlwithalessonplan:

mrskaaay:

I’m really wanting to do a small unit on Shakespeare with my 8th graders in the future. This year, we’re just using an excerpt from Macbeth or Midsummer Night’s Dream (still deciding).

Before I go pricing books (probably Macbeth), what versions do you recommend, you fab tumblr educators, you?

The Folger editions have the notes on one facing page (and sometimes pictures), and the text on the opposing.  I have found kids check the notes much more often in that format. 

Thanks, GWALP! I had a feeling you’d be one of the first to chime in with good advice.

Shakespeare for middle schoolers

I’m really wanting to do a small unit on Shakespeare with my 8th graders in the future. This year, we’re just using an excerpt from Macbeth or Midsummer Night’s Dream (still deciding).

Before I go pricing books (probably Macbeth), what versions do you recommend, you fab tumblr educators, you?

It’s a national tragedy

that cheeseburger bagel bites aren’t available anymore. 

word of mouth advertising

damonswhiskeyglass:

word-of-mouth advertising is very effective but it will never be as effective as watching-your-teacher-cry-all-day-reading-the-fault-in-our-stars-while-administering-your-state-test effective

You’re allowed to read books while administering your state test?! Jealous! 

futureenglishteacher93:

Just realized it was turned around. REDO! #fckh8

I have a drama student who would love this. He has selectively come out to some teachers and friends as transgender and prefers to be called Peter. When someone shoots off a “That’s gay!” he goes “ISN’T IT GREAT?!” This shirt seems right up his alley. 
Love that kid. 

futureenglishteacher93:

Just realized it was turned around. REDO! #fckh8

I have a drama student who would love this. He has selectively come out to some teachers and friends as transgender and prefers to be called Peter. When someone shoots off a “That’s gay!” he goes “ISN’T IT GREAT?!” This shirt seems right up his alley. 

Love that kid. 

How does one even FIND an apartment?

The summer housing search continues…everything is super tiny, too expensive, or in the next town over (which wouldn’t be a big deal, but Fort Knox would make my 35 minute commute change to an HOUR commute and nope). 

AND I WOULD WALK 5.45 MILES AND I WOULD WALK 5.45 MORE

AND I WOULD WALK 5.45 MILES AND I WOULD WALK 5.45 MORE

Today is a day for laundry and movies.

And that’s okay.

But where did I accumulate all this laundry?!

mrskaaay:

While sneaking a birthday note into a locker today, I noticed a sticky note inside. Several weeks (or maybe even months) ago, I wrote a sticky note to this girl that said “I’m proud of you.”

She’s kept it in her locker since then. 

AND I ONLY TEARED UP A LITTLE TINY BIT DON’T JUDGE