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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

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

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

Oh you know, just a little 'Hamilton' reenactment in class today, with some creative liberties, of course! 😂 #craftyteacherladyteaches

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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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

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

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

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

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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#schoollunch #schoollunchdoneright

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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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

Whoa! You guys!! A couple of my classroom organization ideas were featured in a @buzzfeed article! Check out #19 & #20!! Link to the article is in my profile! 😁 #craftyteacherladyteaches .
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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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Some happiness in my school mailbox on this dreary day! 😍 #craftyteacherladyteaches #teachersofinstagram

Yet another AMAZING school lunch! Turkey feast panini (because what else do you serve the day before Thanksgiving Break), curried ginger carrot soup, fresh veggie strips, and a homemade oatmeal cookie! Incredibly thankful for our talented, creative food service staff! #craftyteacherladyteaches .
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Incredibly proud of the thoughtful, intelligent, passionate teens I get to teach, particularly in the midst of a contentious election year! I've definitely become passionate about civics education & financial literacy since being asked 4 years ago to design and create the curriculum for a course that all of our seniors must take before entering the 'real world'! It's been a labor of love for sure & I'm delighted to have a little glimpse of our classroom featured this week in a local paper! #craftyteacherladyteaches
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It's that time of year again! Head on over to the 'teaching' section of my blog for a list of school-friendly costume ideas! I'm still taking suggestions for this year's costume! 😊 #craftyteacherladyteaches #craftyteacherladyblog .
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These kids right here...couldn't have gotten through Senior Breakfast without them! The countless hours of planning and preparation for this event (and homecoming week activities a few weeks back) have come to an end, and now it's time to rest! PS- How awesome are these giant balloons from @orientaltrading?! 😍 #classofficers #classadvisor #craftyteacherladyteaches
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