One of my favorite activities to do in Alaska when the sun is shining is to go for a hike! But hiking with kids isn’t climbing up mountains or traversing rivers…it’s more of a slow stroll through the forest. Tips for hiking with a toddler… Go slow Use everything as a learning/teaching moment Have a… Read more Hiking with Toddlers
I cannot believe that a year ago I gave birth to a beautiful little baby boy! It seems like a life time ago and yet, I can remember his birth like it was yesterday. Rigel was very comfy in mommy’s tummy and decided to show up a week late. My water had begun to leak… Read more Happy First Birthday!
What a wirlwind week! I know this is a weekend late but it’s been crazy! The week started out with an early flight on Ravn Airlines in our third day of trying to make it back home. The weather in Kodiak had been very foggy leading to cancelled flight after cancelled flight. We were tired… Read more Teaching in Alaska: Day 149-153
What an absurdly busy week while attending the Alaska FFA State Convention! Here I thought, “wow, a whole week away from school while my kids attend convention…I’ll be able to get a bunch of lesson planning done”…Boy was I wrong! Here was the general routine for the whole week 630 wake up call (that was for… Read more Teaching in Alaska: Day 144-148
For a last minute fundraiser my FFA students decided to host a photo shoot with our little ducklings. We encouraged people to bring their own camera since no one is really a professional photographer. The times were pretty rather convenient since there was an easter egg hunt right before hand on Saturday. The fundraiser went really well… Read more Easter Pictures
Down to six more weeks left in the school year! This was my last week before heading off to Palmer for FFA State Convention! Next week will be a completely new experience for my students and I and we’re really looking forward to it! This week went by rather slow. I honestly woke up Thursday… Read more Teaching in Alaska: Day 139-143
Down to 7 more weeks in the school year! At the end of winter break it felt like the second semester would last an eternity. Maybe it’s because I was kept so busy with cheerleading (and Jay working with track) that the year is zipping by! The snowing, freezing, and thawing cycle seems to have… Read more Teaching in Alaska: Day 134-138
It’s been about 5 days since our little ducklings hatched and boy have they grown! They came out as these little, scrawny, incapable ducklings, and are now cute little yellow fluffballs! The process of seeing these ducklings hatch was rather eye opening for a majority of my students. Many of them had never held a… Read more Ducklings Hatching!
In September of 2016 we got a TW200 motorcycle. We live on a small Island with a good amount of off road trails and this motorcycle fit the bill for an off/on road environment. Jay’s ‘reason’ for the motorcycle purchase was that ‘it’ll be a good hunting vehicle.’ He even had examples of people who used them for… Read more Motorcycle Adventures: Learning to Ride
Done with week 9! What?? We only have 8 more weeks of school left and one of those weeks is finals week, so really, we only have 7 more weeks of instruction. Seniors are done two weeks earlier than all other grades so they only have 6 more weeks which means my classes will all… Read more Teaching in Alaska: Day 129-133