July 10, 2018

Teacher Activist in the Classroom: Part Two

Working in the summer is hard. You want to just forget about everything and enjoy the summer, but in the back of your mind, you think about how there are certain things you want to get done. Then when you're a mom, it adds another thing to your plate. Finding a balance can be hard! That's why I didn't post last week. So for this blog post, I'll tell you about what I will be using to incorporate social justice objectives into my lesson plans. In order to be an effective teacher, you have to focus on your impact not just intent. I am a whole to part person, meaning that I have to see the end goal first and then break it down into pieces or parts to get there. I am going to go into what I am using to guide me in figuring out the whole (end goal) and then move on to where these pieces will go in my class schedule and lessons.

June 22, 2018

Teacher Activist in the Classroom: Part One

As I start this journey of teaching about cultural diversity, racism, oppression, and injustice and the systems that perpetuate it in our country in a way that is age appropriate for my students (see my previous post where I explain why I decided to go on this journey here), I struggled with figuring out where to start. Then it dawned on me. You can't look forward without looking back. Sometimes looking back can be painful. The history of this country, and of people of color as a whole is especially difficult, but what I discovered was that looking back at myself, and Mexican American people specifically, no matter how uncomfortable, was necessary. I can't begin to help others if I first don't know how we got here, how this all started, and when I began searching, I wanted to know more about people who are like me in a way that I had no idea I needed before.

June 11, 2018

Why I Want to be a Better Teacher Activist in the Classroom

Wow... classroom reveal 2016 was my last post. Where have I been?! 🤪 The past two school years have just flown by it seems. I've been so busy and there have been some big changes for me in and outside of the classroom. Looking back at some of my posts, it seems I was really trying to figure out where my place was with this little blog in the big world of teacher bloggers. Keep reading to find out where my head is at now and where I've been.

September 18, 2016

Classroom Reveal 2016

Wow I can't believe so much time has gone by and I haven't published this post yet. My classroom reveal is long overdue! This time of year is so exciting, getting back into your classroom after summer, seeing coworkers again, and meeting your new students. I can be a lot to take on, but it's also so much fun. I decided on a new theme in my classroom this year. I needed a change from the jungle/animal print theme I've been using the past few years. New grade, new theme!

September 11, 2016

#BHTeacherWeek16 Linky Post

I had so much fun this week joining in Blog Hoppin's Teacher Week challenge on instagram. It was lots of fun and I got to see lots of good idea, plus just getting to know fellow teachers. Click to see my #BHTeacherWeek16 posts!

July 22, 2016

Linky Party: Five for Friday!

I decided to join in Doodle Bugs Teaching's Five for Friday Linky Party for this week! If you'd like to join in the linky party, head over to her blog here. Grab the button, include her link in your post, then go back and add your link to the linky party. It's that easy. Here is my Five for Friday this week!

July 15, 2016

Finding Deals on a Teacher's Salary

As teachers we all know that living on a teacher's salary can be hard. That's why I'm constantly looking for deals, discounts, sales and coupons. Aside from saving money, I've always gotten sort of a rush when I save money when shopping. As back to school time rolls around, teachers begin digging into our own pockets to get the supplies we need sometimes. It can really burn a hole in your wallet! So I decided to post about some ways you can begin saving while you're out there preparing for your return to school this fall.