Zearn Math

I have recently discovered a new math program that I’ve been using daily in my classroom. I actually changed up my math instruction entirely to accommodate using the program during math. Instead of using whole-group math instruction, I am doing twenty-minute centers every day. One center is Zearn math on our Chromebooks, one is small-group…… Continue reading Zearn Math

Baking · Cooking · Desserts

Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie

PI DAY! Also known as “Pie Day!”  🙂 I had seen this recipe on my Facebook news feed and really wanted to try it out. I’m definitely a novice baker, and really want to become better at it. This recipe looked delicious, and had a fun twist on a traditional pie crust. First, you’ll need…… Continue reading Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie


When I Am 100 Years Old…

Our 100th day of school was a couple of weeks ago, and I had seen the cutest writing activity from a college friend and amazing educator, Alison Daugs, to celebrate. She let me in on how she made it happen, and I jumped on the opportunity to use it with my own students as the day…… Continue reading When I Am 100 Years Old…


Homemade Barbecue Teriyaki Jerky

My parents gave Chris a food dehydrator for Christmas, and we have been using it a ton! With the dehydrator itself, my mom ordered extra trays, mesh screens for veggies and fruits, along with fruit roll sheets. We haven’t branched out with fruits or veggies yet, but we HAVE  been making jerky. And lots of it!…… Continue reading Homemade Barbecue Teriyaki Jerky

Baking · Cooking · Desserts

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Every Valentine’s Day, I like to make a delicious dessert for both Chris and I to enjoy. This year, I decided I wanted to make chocolate lava cake. I hadn’t had any for years, and when I was looking up recipes, it jumped out at me and stuck. I had made this recipe before, and…… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Home Improvement

Furniture Makeover: Turning an Old Piece of Furniture into a Farmhouse Dining Table

As some of you (or most) may know, I am obsessed with Fixer Upper. I love Chip and Joanna’s style so much, and have tried to incorporate their work into my own house. My very favorite part about their show is their furniture pieces. I adore the farmhouse-style pieces, and have made over a couple…… Continue reading Furniture Makeover: Turning an Old Piece of Furniture into a Farmhouse Dining Table


Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

Is it just me, or does it seem like time is moving much faster than normal? I can’t believe that it’s already mid-February, yet it feels like the Christmas season just ended. This seems like the busiest time of the year in my classroom – at least in my opinion! Valentine’s Day, our Olympic unit,…… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo