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Cashing in their graduation gift...a brunch date with Miss Rush! ❤️#craftyteacherladyteaches

Graduation week has come to a close and I've ushered my third class through four years of fundraisers & activities in my role as advisor! As stressful as it can be at times (not to mention the toll it takes on juggling time for my normal teaching duties), I can say that being an advisor allows me to get to know kids better outside of the classroom and does provide a sense of satisfaction when all is said and done! Here's a look back at some of the fun we had this week! If you are wondering why some of the kids are dressed in costumes, it's a tradition on Class Day (their last day before graduation) for them to dress up as what they wanted to be 'when they grew up'! Good luck kiddos! I'm rooting for you!! ❤️ #craftyteacherladyteaches

It's the last day of regular classes!! Feeling extra special due to a seriously thoughtful student who knows my love of thrifting runs deep! Haha! THANK YOU to all my students who took the time to offer a kind word of thanks, both written and/or spoken! It truly means the world to me! Have a wonderful summer! ❤️ #craftyteacherladyteaches #teachersofinstagram #goodwill

Day 2 of the @wcsingers tour ended with some beautiful songs in a gorgeous setting! I love listening to these kiddos sing! #craftyteacherladyteaches #chaperonelife

Hey teacher friends {and #FridayNightLights lovers}, did you know I've designed a whole bunch of free poster printables available under the 'teach' section of my blog (craftyteacherlady.com)?! I'm always looking for ways to decorate my classroom on a budget so these are my gift to you! Can I get a ❤️ from all my fellow Tim Riggins fans?! 😍 #craftyteacherladyteaches .
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Oh you know, just a little 'Hamilton' reenactment in class today, with some creative liberties, of course! 😂 #craftyteacherladyteaches

A little red, white, and blue for 'America Monday' to kick off Homecoming Week! Can you spot the special 'guest' character in the group? 😂 #craftyteacherladyteaches #homecoming #highschoolteacher

Heading across the border this week on tour with the @wcsingers! Fun fact about me...I'm half Canadian (Mom is from Montreal) so this pin pretty much sums up my existence! Haha! We are heading to New Brunswick and PEI, two places I have yet to explore! #craftyteacherladyteaches #chaperonelife #ohcanada

Some happiness in my school mailbox on this dreary day! 😍 #craftyteacherladyteaches #teachersofinstagram

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This school year is going to be particularly challenging for me {and many of my colleagues} for a variety of reasons. As I start my 14th year of teaching in a couple of weeks, I've come to know that one of the essential elements needed for teachers to thrive is to surround themselves with a 'teacher tribe' on whom to rely. They laugh with you, offer support, help find solutions, and, let's face it, let you vent when you just need to process challenging situations! So, my advice to any teachers feeling isolated and overwhelmed is to find/create your #teachertribe! Because let's face it, no one understands teacher life better than those who are living it right along with you! 📚✏️🍎#craftyteacherladyteaches
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Super excited to share that I was recently interviewed about the personal finance course I teach and the podcast episode came out today! If you're looking for something to listen to on your commute (or at the beach if you're still on summer vacation), you can find the episode on your podcast app under 'Next Gen Personal Finance' and I've put a link to the episode in my profile! Have a listen and let me know what you think! 🤗 #craftyteacherladyteaches
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Teacher friends, I've been loving all of the #onceastudentnowateacher posts so here's my contribution! On the left is my high school senior portrait and on the right is my first day of my 13th year teaching high school (year 14 starts in a month 😬)!! Incidentally, I teach at the same high school that I attended all those years ago! Boy has this old gal learned some important life lessons since then! ❤️ #craftyteacherladyteaches #teach #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #highschoolseniorphotos #highschoolteacher

Cashing in their graduation gift...a brunch date with Miss Rush! ❤️#craftyteacherladyteaches

Teacher friends, I'm starting a 3-part series all about financial literacy & part 1 of the series is up on the blog right now! I can honestly say that teaching a personal finance course to high school seniors is incredibly rewarding and truly makes me feel as though I'm having a positive impact on the lives of my students as they transition from high school into the 'real world'! Plus, it's soooo fun to teach! If any of my former students are reading this, comment below and tell me if you've thought about or used any of the skills we covered in SPFC ⬇️!! And for the rest of you, what financial skills do you wish you had learned when you were younger? 😊🍎✏️📚#craftyteacherladyteaches .
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It's the last day of regular classes!! Feeling extra special due to a seriously thoughtful student who knows my love of thrifting runs deep! Haha! THANK YOU to all my students who took the time to offer a kind word of thanks, both written and/or spoken! It truly means the world to me! Have a wonderful summer! ❤️ #craftyteacherladyteaches #teachersofinstagram #goodwill

Feeling awfully special today after our yearbook assembly! Thank you, WHS Class of 2017, for giving me this honor! 😊❤️📚🎓 #craftyteacherladyteaches .
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Teacher Feet Up Friday! It's been a loooong week but we made it to the weekend and the seniors made it through their last week of regular classes (next week...finals week)! And YAY for hot pink rain shoes and gifts from thoughtful students! 💗#craftyteacherladyteaches #craftyteacherladystyle
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Our school lunches are really THE BEST!! Today one of our health classes got to make and serve a meal they had planned and they chose one of my all time favorites, chicken and waffles!! Baked chicken, home made crispy waffles, real Maine maple syrup, berries (and a side of fresh veggies, not pictured)! I love that so many kids went to lunch thinking this combination of foods sounded 'gross' but tried it and loved it! I am continually amazed at the awesome job our food service staff does to expose kids to so many new foods! #craftyteacherladyteaches #craftyteacherladyeats
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Oh you know, just a little 'Hamilton' reenactment in class today, with some creative liberties, of course! 😂 #craftyteacherladyteaches

As Teacher Appreciation Week approaches, I urge you to take even a brief moment to stop and tell an educator in your life, past or present, 'thank you'. ✏️This could be for something small like greeting you each day with a smile and a 'good morning' or giving up a Sunday afternoon to make 100+ Valentines 'just because'. It could be for staying after school countless times for extra help, or giving up a prep period to review 'just one more time' before the big test. It could be for chaperoning field trips or the prom or dressing up in a powdered wig to make lessons engaging. It could be for writing you a glowing recommendation or lending a listening ear when you're struggling with 'life'. It could be for being a really tough grader because they know you can do better or giving you a lecture because they know you ARE better. It could be for buying endless amounts of coupon books to places they never eat/shop or letting you 'borrow' pencils even though you never give them back! It could be for telling really corny jokes to keep things light or forcing you to think critically so you'll be a well-rounded adult. It could be for simply teaching you some 'stuff' you didn't know! Or it could be just because they've chosen a life of service to your community. ✏️Whatever the reason, big or small, I urge you to take a moment to connect with a teacher or mentor who has had a positive impact on your life because I can assure you, it's these connections and expressions of gratitude that truly mean all the difference to teachers everywhere! ❤️📚✏️🍎 #craftyteacherladyteaches #teacherappreciationweek2017
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Back home from a whirlwind spring break trip around Atlantic Canada with the @wcsingers! Although giving up my break may sound like a sacrifice, listening to these kiddos sing the same songs day after day NEVER got old as they are a seriously talented group of young people with angelic voices and such stage presence. Chaperoning trips like this also reminds me of the part of being a high school teacher that I most enjoy- getting to know the kids better, talking & laughing with them, and seeing them explore new places and participate in new experiences. Plus, I walked away with a pretty sweet award from the seniors! ❤️☀️ #craftyteacherladyteaches #chaperonelife .
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What does one do when spending a week touring with some of the most musically gifted kiddos around?! Learn to 'play' the ukulele, of course! They were very patient teachers & a very gracious audience during my first performance! 😁#craftyteacherladyteaches #chaperonelife

The @wcsingers Eagles visited the ESS Eagles on tour today in PEI! I never miss a chance at playing dress up and making new friends! 😂 #craftyteacherladyteaches #chaperonelife

Day 2 of the @wcsingers tour ended with some beautiful songs in a gorgeous setting! I love listening to these kiddos sing! #craftyteacherladyteaches #chaperonelife

Heading across the border this week on tour with the @wcsingers! Fun fact about me...I'm half Canadian (Mom is from Montreal) so this pin pretty much sums up my existence! Haha! We are heading to New Brunswick and PEI, two places I have yet to explore! #craftyteacherladyteaches #chaperonelife #ohcanada

Another AMAZING school lunch today! Turkey feast panini, fresh salad, and homemade puréed tomato soup! Happy Friday, indeed! #craftyteacherladyteaches #schoollunch .
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Another wonderful {albeit FREEZING} field trip to Boston! This is the 9th year I've planned this field trip, and each year the kiddos are so good! We hit up the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market for lunch, then the USS Constitution! We even had time for a little pit stop at Mike's Pastry in the North End! Love getting these kids out and about to see the city! #craftyteacherladyteaches .
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