Archive for August, 2011

Back To School Tips For Parents

One of my grad school professors was just featured in the Huffington Post! He wrote a great article on back to school for parents. I love that it’s short and sweet, but a wealth of great advice (especially since he’s got a wealth of classroom experience, so it’s right on the money!).

I’m definitely going to be sharing the article with my colleagues, friends, and family and I hope you’ll find it just as useful!

Ms Frizzle Gets Her Groove On

I think it’s now safe to announce my impending classroom changes. I am very excited about what’s about to happen this fall!!

The first piece of exciting news is that I am starting an AP Physics program this year. It will be a bit of a challenge since we only have a handful of students ready and the class will be half honors and half Advanced Placement. Bring it on!!!

The other new adventure is that I will be running the Dance Department at school! This will include two sections of Dance I and two sections of Dance II. I will also be advising and choreographing for the Dance Team (more of a dance crew – hip hop – and less of a squad) as well as overseeing the spring dance concert!

I will still be blogging about the challenges and highlights of starting an AP program, but I will also be putting efforts into developing young artists, so please forgive me in advance if posts become few and far between!

The Waning Moments of Summer Vacation

Less than a month until school starts and I’m soaking it in! Hubby and I are heading to Yosemite and other California locations soon for a much needed vacation!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the summer with lots of relaxation and travel. I’ve mostly been busy with my photography and Etsy business. It’ll be back to the grind soon enough :)

Hope you’re having a great summer!

P.S. If you’re interested in my photography, I’m celebrating my birthday with a 50% off sale! Just use BIRTHDAY50 at checkout.