Why the Letter X Is Unnecessary

I've been working in elementary schools for a little over four years now. During those years, I've spent a lot of my time in kindergarten. This has allowed me to reflect on our alphabet. Not that I haven't spent time thinking about my ABC's from time to time. After all, I do enjoy to write … Continue reading Why the Letter X Is Unnecessary

Life Story: Chapter Eight

Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... Grace Kelly was my babysitter. Take that, … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Eight


Is it just me, or was life a lot simpler in Kindergarten? I know, we were what? Five? Six-years-old? How complicated could life possibly get at that age? Years ago, I remember seeing posters in classrooms that I believe were, in turn, inspired by a book titled All I Really Need to Know I Learned … Continue reading Nap

Do They Really Eat That?

Every day, children at my school are given several options to choose from for their lunch. Usually, these options consist of a different daily entree or the old standbys, PB&J or a chef salad. The entree changes every day. This is where you find your pizza, chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, MAXX cheese sticks (whatever the heck … Continue reading Do They Really Eat That?

And They Called It Puppy Love

I make a living by observing small children and seeing the way they interact every day. Sadly, most of the interactions I observe are of the negative variety. I deal with yelling, screaming, pinching, hitting, kicking, hair-pulling, and biting. That's on a good day. So watching a couple of kids who are interacting positively is … Continue reading And They Called It Puppy Love