victory is mine!

This is basically going to be me the day that summer vacation arrives.
Teaching. It’s like a freakin’ marathon sometimes.
And until then, you can find me at the aid stations of life.
Otherwise known as small bits of inspiration 
to remind me,
“You’re almost there!”


It’s Monday! What are you reading?

So recently I’ve been a little inspired
by a wonderfuly adorable blog
by a fellow teacher.
Who then,
inspired me to follow another blog,
Well this week I’ve decided to link up,
and join in on the
“It’s Monday!  What are you Reading?!”
Lately, I’ve been pushing myself to
read a few books from my classroom library
so that I can recommend them to my students.
Sounds kinda geeky,
but I’ll do anything to get my kiddos hooked on reading.
Thanks to the recommendation from
Teaching in Cute Shoes,
I just finished The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson.
Some of my girls would love this book,
though they swear they hate historical fiction.
It’s about this Japanese doll
and the stories of the girls who come across the doll.
Of course, I’m still reading Mockingjay
but part of me is slow to start it because I know
I’ll have to reread it when the movie comes out.
And with my kiddos, we’re right in the middle of
When You Reach Me.
I love this book!  Well, I am partial to realistic fiction,
but there is just something about this book that I love.
It reminds me a lot about my life as a kid
and the friendships I had.
And I’m a sucker for Newberry Award Winners.
And what’s even better is
I hit the jackpot at the library last weekend
and scored a copy of this on audio CD.
And lastly,
my latest impulse buys at Barnes and Noble:
This looks hilarious!!
Kids with superpowers from their braces, inhalers, and more!
And I let my boyfriend pick out this one:
Ahhhh…I am so jealous of my students sometimes.
They love reading.
And it makes me love to share more and more books with them.
So they’ll love it even more!
I wish I loved to read when I was a kid.