vāˈkāSH(ə)n,vəˈkāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. NORTH AMERICAN an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling. "he took a vacation in the south of France" synonyms: break, time off, recess, leave, leave of absence, furlough, sabbatical, spring break;More Also-something highly needed for teachers after months of working with children with only weekends… Continue reading Vacation



Winter break is two weeks and a day (half day for the kiddos) away.  I honestly cannot wait.  Between five IEPs this fall (maybe more. I can't remember), buying a house, and all sorts of other family stuff, I am just about done in.  I look forward to a few days to rest and recuperate.

Come Together

In my eight+ years of teaching, I've known quite a few cancer survivors.  The high school I worked at for over four years had its share of breast cancer survivors who were celebrated every October.  We had "Dig Pink" volleyball games and "Pink Out" football games.  Shirts were sold by various organizations and we wore… Continue reading Come Together

There’s nothing quite like realizing that you’ve left your folder for a student.

It's Monday and dreary and I'm tired.  So, of COURSE, I get to my first school and realize I don't have the student's folder of information, items we were going to cover, etc. At least I can look up goals on EasyIEP and improvise.  I hope.

Rainy days and Mondays

I'm not really sure where to start this morning.  I'm at one of my itinerant schools and the student hasn't show up yet (15 minutes later than I plan to start his session and 25 past the official start of school).  While I'm not concerned too much about session amounts-I'm on 15/20 and we've got… Continue reading Rainy days and Mondays