Post Grad Wanderlust a.k.a. Breaking the System

If you had asked me one year ago what I wanted to do after I graduated from university, I would have told you confidently that I wanted to score a steady job and that I wanted to do “grown-up things” like taxes, changing car tires, mowing the lawn (am I the only one that thinks…

What I Learned from the Homeless

During the weekend, I went to The Mustard Seed to volunteer with a couple of friends. For those of you who don’t know, The Mustard Seed is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food and support to the homeless. I haven’t had much experience in working with the homeless other than a couple of times…

Photo Scavenger Hunt Ideas!

This morning, the school had an Easter party/surprise bridal shower (for one of our teachers) at Eau Claire Market. Each class was in charge of coming up with a game to “teach” the rest of the school. There were many laughs as students tossed eggs, wrapped each other up in toilet paper, and stuck raw…

Speed Dating at School

Good day to you dear reader! I made my students speed date today but not in the way you might think! You see, this week our theme is on People, so naturally I taught physical descriptions and personality traits to my class. And what better way to wrap it all up than creating a fictional dating…

Bittersweet Blessing (my 100th post!)

One of the things that I appreciate about my job is the fun and laid back atmosphere of the school. Because it is a small school, I get to know my students fairly quickly and I feel comfortable joking with them and teasing them. It also helps that they are all around my age so…

When My Plan Fails

When I got to the school today, I realized that I had forgotten my USB at home. I had all my worksheets and activities and games that I had planned for the day stored in that memory stick. Luckily, I had my laptop with me and managed to e-mail most of it to myself and…