Welcome to the first (of many I hope) installment of my "Poet of the Month" series. I love poetry and I have been realizing lately that not only have I not been diving into the poetry world as much as I would like to, but that there is also so much that I don't know... Continue Reading →
Hello! Last time I checked, today is Thursday towards the end of June...and knowing that this post is technically for April just really fits with my personality and aesthetic. 🙂 The challenge book for April was A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende, challenge being to "read a book that was originally published... Continue Reading →
Somehow it is more than halfway through June, I'm officially done teaching for the school year (what a WEIRD end to my first-year of teaching), and I am ready to play catch-up...starting with my wrap-up from last month! May was a busy month for reads: I read nine books I hadn't read before and two... Continue Reading →
Hello Fellow Book Lovers! I have sat down at my desk for the past few days to write this post, and just haven't been able to do it. I have the quarantine blues, coupled with the rainy day blues. All productivity went out the window--bye grading, bye assignments, bye exercise motivation. However, the sun has... Continue Reading →
Hello Darlings! While social isolation and the quarantine have been difficult in a few ways (my school is closed, breweries are closed, suddenly I don't care about anything on Netflix), this also gives me time to actually read more and post more regularly. I love to read, and I love to talk about what I... Continue Reading →
The neighbors next doorare loud. They shout, snarl, scream.Still, I try to sleep. First YearA first-year teacher was promised many hardshipsexcept pandemics. Hand sanitizer: You are popular now butsoap is still better.
Hey all! Next month, I was supposed to start a poetry unit with my 7th graders, and I was INTENSELY looking forward to it. (I love teaching poetry.) One of their assignments was going to be to keep a haiku journal for a week. I had an idea that during this period of social distancing,... Continue Reading →
Obviously, you have read the title of this post, maybe squinted your eyes slightly in thought and asked yourself, "Wait, isn't it March?" Yes, yes it is. Hello, I'm Megan and I don't always get things done in a timely manner. I was completely oblivious to my reading challenge when it was actually January, and... Continue Reading →