Today is the official last day of my third year teaching. (!!!) In all honesty, it was a rough transition to my new school this year, and that caught me off guard. I didn’t blog as much as I would have liked, … Continue reading
It’s not often—or ever, really—I struggle while reading. I always say that I grew up reading… ever since I could remember, I had a book at the breakfast table, or I read the cereal box if I didn’t have anything … Continue reading
I doubt anyone would ever wish to be in 7th grade again… I teach 7th grade, and I most certainly would not. (Funny side note: I actually don’t remember much about my seventh grade year. But still, no thank you … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a snippet from a conversation I had with one of my students about a month ago.
At first, I didn’t make much of it—kids say a lot of odd things, as I have come to learn as a middle school teacher. But a few of her words have been haunting me since she uttered them, and since I’m a writer and my mind works this way, they started to form a blog post.
And now, here we are. Continue reading
Happy April 1st! I’m not a practical joke person, but even if I was, there’s no April Fool’s here… I’m now on Teachers Pay Teachers! Find my store here, or search Miss Alliegro Teaches on the TpT site.
I worry a lot about my kids. I worry about how they’ll do on their state tests. I worry about whether they’ll get home safe. I worry about if they’re eating something healthy for dinner and if they did their … Continue reading
Before I started writing this post, I tried to work out some math. But, since I’m not a math teacher, it didn’t go so well. So, I’ve decided I’ll just start with this. Our kids spend a lot of hours … Continue reading
Yesterday, I woke up deciding to make lasagna soup. (Well, that’s sort of how it happened… I have a habit on Saturdays to wake up and watch a few hours of Food Network as I lazily get myself started on all of … Continue reading
Holy MOLY it’s been a long time! I wish I could say I’ve been away for so long because I’ve been doing something remarkable, like launching a political campaign or patenting the next iPhone. But really, I’ve spent the last few months … Continue reading
This single text message epitomizes the reason I am a teacher.
It is the reason I continue to bend over backwards for kids, day in and day out, despite the nagging thought that there has got to be an easier, more enjoyable career out there. It is the reason I persevere in the face of seemingly insurmountable struggle and unimaginable challenge.
It is the reason I do what I do. Continue reading