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Friday, August 22, 2014


August 2006 - year one.

I use this hashtag often even though I'm not in the classroom anymore. I still deal with kids, administration, and a teacher's schedule - just not to the full extent. Until Monday.
Earlier this week I was informed that I'll need to cover an 8th grade class for a couple weeks. Nervousness, excitement, and anxiety consume me. Switching from Specialist to Teacher requires a different mindset: lesson plans, back up plans, consistency, limited bathroom breaks[!], constant brain activity, power points, activities....yikes! All this on top of my regular duties...we'll see if I can hack it, eh?

Meanwhile, here are a couple posts from my final year in the classroom. Good luck to me!

Buster used to help me with my lesson plans. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

olloclip giveaway!

My all time favorite iPhone accessory is the olloclip. I've been using mine for a few years now and rarely leave home without it! Documenting roadtrips, overseas adventures, or even hangs in your own city from different points of view: macro, wide-angle, and fisheye. I'm so excited to be able to give one of these babies away! Can you tell which lens is my favorite? :)

4 in 1 lens: 2 macro options, wide-angle, and fisheye. [Unscrew the wide and fish to access the macro.]

Engraved wedding rings  //  Dandelion

Flower arrangement center piece at a Spanish wedding.

Buster loving  //  Post-5K  // Crossfit  //  Hundertwasser House in Vienna, Austria

Would you like a chance to win your own? :) There are several ways to enter - see below.

What would you photograph?? :)

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy First Day!

Students don't start until next week, but today is the day that teachers in my district crawl out of their blanket-forts a few hours earlier. It will take some getting used to. :)

Don't forget to check out these reminders [that also include memes!] for a fantastic school year!