An Honest Reflection From a First-Year Teacher: Quarter 3

I've come to the conclusion that I love my job. I love my little school. I love my colleagues and administration. And I even love my challenging 5th graders. Over the past quarter I have been trying to implement different practices from my many professional development opportunities. I had my 5th graders do a "Problem … Continue reading An Honest Reflection From a First-Year Teacher: Quarter 3

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3 Hikes Worth the Pain

One thing I have come to love about being a teacher is that I was more excited for Spring Break than my students! So, over my first Spring Break in Hawaii, I have hiked a bit... Let me tell you, I'm plenty sore from these hikes, but the views have been well worth it.  If … Continue reading 3 Hikes Worth the Pain

An Honest Reflection from a First-Year Teacher: Quarter 2

Well, well, well, here we are halfway through the 2017-2018 school year! Honestly it has flown by so quickly! Here are my thoughts, feelings, and reflections from this year so far: I love teaching.  I love coming to school everyday.  I love being in my classroom, and sharing my classroom with 30 crazy girls.  I … Continue reading An Honest Reflection from a First-Year Teacher: Quarter 2

10 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Hawaii

Before moving to Hawaii, I was told many different things from people who had visited, or lived here decades ago.  The main stories included horrible cockroaches, and traffic being even worse. And although I have seen plenty of cockroaches here, and have spent literally hours in traffic some nights, there's plenty of other things to … Continue reading 10 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Hawaii