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    New School Year

    Hello to the 2020-2021 school year! Life has been crazy so far, but I have successfully made it through the first 4 days with students. Obviously, we don’t know what the future holds, and sadly in a district that is always short on subs, the likelihood of another COVID “shut down” (aka force to go all virtual) is very high. I’ve been spending the first few days conquering technology and teaching my kids how to use Canvas. Which, I love Canvas. I use it at UVA; however, Canvas recently started allowing more Google integration. It’s way more steps to do integrate things like Google docs instead of a word doc.…

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    Graduate School at UVA

    Hi y’all, It really isn’t a secret that I’m a grad student at the University of Virginia. I made this YouTube video all about the application process to the Curry School of Education and Human Development, what classes are like, what my degree is in, etc. Please take a quick second and hit subscribe on YouTube! It’s my goal to be doing weekly vlogs and I don’t want y’all to miss anything. My internet is not the best for uploading (like it took almost 24 hours to upload this video) but I will make it happen for y’all! You can check out my last YouTube video here. Thanks for watching!…

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    Weekly Catch Up 5.16

    Hi y’all, I was thinking of ways that I could create a series and make sure y’all got to see some everyday life. This led me to the Weekly Catch Up. It’s essentially a coffee date, but I don’t drink coffee so I wanted it to be a little more realistic to my authentic life. This week I created my last assignments of the 2019-2020 school year! Wooo. I’m definitely going to miss this group of kids, but I still have them next week for two more read alouds and their virtual promotion ceremony. I’ll also get to see some when do belonging pick up (hopefully in June but could…

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    The New Normal

    Hi y’all, The Coronavirus has made the state of Virginia cancel in-person schooling for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. I never got to say goodbye to my kiddos in person, but we are continuing with e-learning. Obviously, this is very different than a normal day for my students and me. For the past two weeks, we have not been asked to give any mandatory work. Last week, I started doing Zoom meetings with my students to do read aloud. We’re doing them twice a week for about 30-40 minutes. I read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and then we chat. We talk about everything from…

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    A Day in the Life: Teacher Edition

    Hi y’all, Today I’m going to share all about a normal day in my life. Today’s post is going up a little bit later than normal. My first day back teaching was today, and the prep for it was basically nonexistent, so I’m a little behind. Anyway my normal teaching day looks like this: 5:30 A.M. Alarm goes off. 5:45 A.M. Alexa goes off. This is when I actually get up. 5:45-6 A.M. I wash my face and eat breakfast. 6-6:20 A.M. Get dressed, do my minimal makeup (literally foundation and mascara), make sure my bag is ready, start my car. 6:20-6:40 A.M. Drive to my friend’s house to meet…