Slice of Life #26: Ten Minutes Into Work Time…

Tuesday. Period 3. Ten minutes into work time... Two girls sit together reading aloud, book exchanging hands every page. "'Rosalie took her in when her own mother kicked her out, her senior year in high school...' - Ohhh, Starr's mom must be young, then!" I love overhearing student voices when the room is calm, and … Continue reading Slice of Life #26: Ten Minutes Into Work Time…

Slice of Life #25: Currently…

Thanks to Aggie for being my mentor text! I'm currently... Listening to the coo-OO-oo of a mourning dove outside my window, reminding me of mornings in my childhood bedroom. Loving my cat's fluffy belly as we cuddle. Some love after a stressful day feels nice. Drinking water out of a mason jar. Those empty tomato … Continue reading Slice of Life #25: Currently…

Slice of Life #24: Sunny Sunday Scuffle

Porch: More like steps,Bricks warmed by sunshine,Rusty railing for leaning against. BelowSits the cat. Nibbling on browned grassesHiding amongst the bushes. And then... She stands at attention Ears perkedLanguid posture gone. I hear a rustle(A good 30 seconds after her)And behold: Across the sidewalk, A squirrel. She prowls. She pauses, Alert.They make eye contact.And... They're … Continue reading Slice of Life #24: Sunny Sunday Scuffle

Slice of Life #22: “Do I really need to know…?”

Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Before the morning bell, Erin enters my room while I'm mid-conversation with a fellow teacher. Erin, like most 6th graders, is socially awkward, so she doesn't think squeezing into the doorframe past a teacher is weird. "Good morning," my co-worker and I both greet her. She answers … Continue reading Slice of Life #22: “Do I really need to know…?”

Slice of Life #19: When a Dystopia Hits Too Close to Home

If you know me well, you probably know that I'm on Instagram, where I mostly post about books. I love this community - I mean, what's better than a bunch of book nerds sharing their love for reading, celebrating old favorites and new releases? Today INTERNMENT by Samira Ahmed released, and, since I preordered the … Continue reading Slice of Life #19: When a Dystopia Hits Too Close to Home