Monday, July 4, 2016
If you have some computer time and want to get a jump start on BACK-TO-SCHOOL teacher shopping, then head over to TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS, type in #MondayMadness, and grab up some dollar deals! Then come back each day this week for some more savings! There are lots of teachers participating, and on Friday there will be some BIG WINNERs of some amazing gift cards!
Click the picture to go to my DOLLAR DEAL!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
My new latest favorite place is Instagram! All the pretty pictures are there! And of course, Pinterest. I. Must. Pin. All. The. Things. I'm pretty sure I have enough recipes and craft projects saved to last me until the end of time. Or longer.
For now, I think I'll just put this right here:
and the latest (although I don't have any idea what I'm doing just yet)
Saturday, September 5, 2015
I couldn't stop thinking about her words all day. At first, they just cracked me up--the eye-rolling, the OBVIOUSNESS of my ridiculous question. But, like most things that stick with me for the long haul, I knew there was a lesson here for me to learn. So tonight as I was getting some laundry done, it dawned on me: as a teacher, as HER teacher, I AM THE CAKE! Now, I'm not saying these words in the same way that I'd say I AM THE BOMB! (commonly after I've completed said laundry). This was different. This child and all of the others sitting in our classrooms need to know that there will ALWAYS be cake. They need stability, and they need US to be THAT for THEM.
Now this in and of itself isn't that much of a revelation. Except when you think of how crazy some of their lives are. As my friend Jess says, they are as screwed up as a soup sandwich, some of them. So my steadfastness matters--a lot. When I feel like I'm losing it--and it happens--I'll be thinking to myself, I am the cake. And also? I might be whistling Happy Birthday.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and BE THE CAKE!!!
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
During writing time:
Student: (writing about favorite vacation spot) I love to go to the beach! Except this last time? I got sand EVERYWHERE! Do you know what I mean, Mrs. Butler?
Me: Ummm, yep, pretty sure I do.
Student: I got sand all up in my bathing suit where sand SHOULD NOT GO, and then I had to go to the doctor because I got a BEAST INFECTION.
Me: Yikes. Those are ROUGH.
Wear shorts, my friends. Wear shorts.