There is so much that I could write about today (considering it’s been exactly 10 days since I last thought about it), but I think I’ll go with what I have been putting off for the past two months. Read more


Christmas Cheer in the Shape of a T-Shirt

Once upon a time, there was “tacky Christmas sweater” day at work. Two girls went hard at work trying to make the tackiest shirt of all.

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Emotional Eugene is One Sad JellyBean

A while back the Kindergarteners and I worked with Emotional Eugene to recognize things that make us sad and who is available to talk to when we are feeling that way.

With the recent tragedy only days ago, I thought it was a good opportunity to post something from the perspective of the children. What do they perceive as something capable of making them sad, who would they turn to?

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Friendship Bugs

This 3rd grade lesson has been adapted from this wonderful, life-saving source right here:


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A Night Without Toys

I have been getting the cold shoulder all night.

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A Modern Game of Concentration

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted one of my lessons. Be assured I still am actually quite busy and have not stopped guidance lessons, small groups, or individual sessions (which I’m sure it seems – but do not fear, I am not over here with my feet kicked up, eating Bon Bons in my room). I will once again blame homework and Grad school for taking every last spare second of my time these past few weeks. Read more


Today is Different

I woke up this morning feeling so grateful for so many things in my life. I’m not too sure why I keep posting all of the things I’m thankful for, but after a week and a half long hiatus on the blog I felt like I would do one last post of thanks, more like a post of appreciation.

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