Ms. Copher, I am tired. Ms. Copher, it’s so hot. Ms. Copher I need to go to the bathroom. Ms. Copher when do we eat lunch? That was just the first five minutes of field day. Year 24 of teaching is almost over for me and this has been one of my most rewarding … More How To Survive Field Day
Yesterday my friend Cindy shared a post about the frustration all mothers deal with and that is laundry. I don’t think empty laundry baskets exist, unless you just bought one from Target, or it is empty because you just put all of the clothes in the washing machine. It is good to know we are … More Did You Notice A Trend?
After such an amazing weekend. I was ready to take on the week and whatever came my way. My Detroit Lions won on Monday Night Football. Sydney was wearing leggings. Harrison made chicken nuggets and garlic knots for dinner. Life is good. Tuesday was picture day at my school. The tradition is taking the staff … More Oh No! Not The Orange Nurse Bag
I wonder if you are feeling like me right now. You are wearing many hats. Mommy, wife(not me), teacher, etc. I never realized how important transitions were until last week. Now, I see why Sydney relies on them so much. Transitions saved me. When I wake up, I am mommy until I get both kids … More We All Need Transitions
Being a teacher has been my career for as long as I can remember. I have never lived in the same community where I taught. So, it is pretty cool when I see my students out in the community. Of course they act shy, like they don’t know who I am. It’s never really awkward … More Never Make Eye Contact
My first class of students were a 4th/5th grade split in Detroit Public Schools. I admit I wasn’t quite sure what I was doing. But I thank God that I had my Auntie Shirley as my teacher mentor. I can remember every class that I have taught. Out of every class there are many families … More Lessons Learned
25 student days until summer vacation. My last day before summer break is June 15th. The end of the school year causes me anxiety. The beginning of the school year is stressful. That’s when I am trying to make the classroom look like a Pinterest example on a tight budget. But it still doesn’t compare … More The Final Countdown