July 8, 2022 In the few months we’ve been on this journey, I have heard that phrase more than once. We had dreamed of traveling in an RV full-time, or most-time, for years. We had also dreamed of living elsewhere in Florida, but wasn't sure where to go, based on weekends and day trips, and … Continue reading I Keep Hearing ‘You’re Living My Dream’ – What’s Stopping You?
July 5, 2022 I love chocolate. Sometimes I love bananas, especially since the potassium helps my asthma and leg spasms, as well as my heat tolerance. But mostly I eat them because they keep me healthy and from other medicines. So when I find ways to eat them other than raw, or ways to use … Continue reading Chocolate Banana Bread – Sharing my Recipe
July 1, 2022 I won't bore you with a bunch of science and data, but I will tell you that there is a lot that exists to support the summer slide theory. If you aren't familiar with what that is, it is scientific evidence that kids that take the summer off without doing any kind … Continue reading Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids
June 28, 2022 If you are like me, there are times where you feel either constantly overwhelmed, busy and yet not as productive and more added than removed to your to do list, or you slow down to a creepy crawl--especially in summer with less commitments. I struggle to find a good in between mode. … Continue reading Productivity Trick: 6 Tasks List
June 21, 2022 If I have learned nothing else after 15 years in the classroom, it's that parent involvement increases student success. When both they and I are committed to a learning and progressing and are on the same page for our plans, the student has a clear path to follow. For years, sending home … Continue reading The Simple Trick I Use For Improving Parent Communication & Student Sucess
June 14, 2022 We are on a roll! So far, in phase one, we cleared out our inventory and ordered or purchased what we still need. In phase two, we planned and prepped, either for the first term, or for as much of the year as we could to lighten our load during the school … Continue reading Summer Reset Series – Phase 3 – Setting the Stage in the Classroom
May 17, 2022 I grew up in a military family and served myself, so we were always taught to "work smarter, not harder". But, by being efficient, I found myself throughout my working life getting things done way faster than expected, which usually meant I was assigned additional tasks or responsibilities. Now that life has … Continue reading I Was Working Too Hard–Are You?
One of the frogs living in my garden in progress posed for a picture with me By Sonya Barnes 4/4/2020 I’d love to hear what your frog is! Comment below or join me on social media: Facebook join the group Addicted to Teaching or Twitter follow me at AddictedtoTeac1. Don’t forget to like this article … Continue reading Eating the Frog – A Taste of a Teacher’s World
Sonya Barnes 3/26/2020 With the current situation, many educators are being forced into e-learning platforms, whether it is wanted or not. It can be a challenging endeavor to take on, especially with the rapid transition to get there and finish up the school year. I started as virtual teacher in August and have gained … Continue reading Simplify your E-learning Classroom Experience
Engaging Children in Summer Learning Is Easier Than You Think Sonya Barnes July 11, 2019 Spending some time reviewing skills on one of our many road trips I know people on both sides of the fence of summer learning—those that think kids need a total break from learning and those that believe they must stay … Continue reading Summer Learning