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Where did the month go?

I realized that it was October today; I already knew it was October but the realization that it is already October hit me hard. The month...

The final hours

Summer is coming to an end. It has been a restful and weird summer. Starting with Covid we set a tone for just reading, tanning, and...

5 Years

About 5 years ago I was packing up my Elementry classroom in preparation for my move to junior high. I was told that I would be teaching...

Drowning

Sometimes I feel like I am in the ocean, Just floating Peaceful Slowly but surely the water moves a bit more A slight shift at first...

Back to the Poetry

The break is something always needed A moment to breathe To collect myself Tune Out There used to be an excitement in heading back to...

Day Six- 30 days 30 poems

Space I saw a news story once The headline read, “Giant Goldfish found in lake” Fish grow to fit their environment Every year we re-pot...

Day Two-30 Days 30 Poems

Uncertainty When the unknown seems like an endless expanse of dark Dreams A spark A fire to lead the way Not certain where we are going...

Give them time

Another great Dr. Gholdy Muhammad quote for the wall Every day I sit and consider the work I ask my students to complete. WHat tasks we...

Just get out of the way

My first semester working with 12th-grade students came to an end today and I would be lying if I didn't say I was a bit emotional about...

Let them shine

As we entered the school year there was so much talk of "learning loss". This idea that the interruptions of covid have done mountains of...

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