#belikefrida Hispanic Heritage Month


This year, at my school, we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in style. Our slogan (catchphrase) for the month, which we are celebrating during all of October, is “Be Like Frida”.  To be honest, at first, the kids had NO CLUE what we were talking about and they just made fun of Frida for being […]

A double perspective on the world…


This past weekend, we were able to celebrate the wedding of my “cousin” with family on my husband’s Cuban side. The entire event was amazing; we were able to spend such good, quality time with people who we don’t always get to see as often as we’d like. Everything was so much fun…babies everywhere, kids […]

Gracias to my favorite Bilingual “Papi”…

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We are trying our hardest to raise a little bilingual Spanish-English person in our house. As a person who didn’t learn Spanish until the age of 13 and who now teaches high school Spanish, I know what a challenge it can be to acquire language at a later stage in life.  That being said, my […]

The softer side of “ms. P”…


I reminded my students of the quote above today and they seemed to enjoy it so I decided to share it with you. There is such truth in these words. Related side-note: Also, how funny are teenagers? Just in general, they are ridiculously awesome and equally ridiculous. Today a kid said to me in class, […]

Life design 101… (aka “jumping ship”!)


This week has been my first at a new teaching job. It’s been a true breath of fresh air and an inspiration in every sense of the word. Side note: need some inspiration? Check out children inspire design and the shine project. Ok, back to my story… I had been VERY nervous about basically “jumping […]

“It’s the end of the world as we know it…”


It’s that time of year again! The final countdown! Pardon my overuse of the exclamation mark! REM’s song frantically plays in my head as I frenetically run around in circles… Really though, this full-time teacher-mama can hardly stand herself. Why, you may ask, am I so excited!? Tomorrow is that blissful day known to teachers […]

Loving the “Baltimore Love Project”…

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I love the work of the muralists of the Baltimore Love Project.  Street art is something that I find so cool; it can bring alive a city that needs a little love while also reflecting the vibe and flavor of that individual neighborhood. Here are 2 of the murals in downtown Baltimore: I was recently […]

Funny moments teaching…


With very few days left of school, this is often not the time of year when teachers are shouting “I love my job!” from the rooftops. That being said, I love teaching. If for no other reason, I love my job because I can truly help people and I get watch them learn and become […]

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