March Kindergarten Crate

Back again today with March’s kindergarten crate! Instead of a video on my YouTube channel, I thought I would just do a blog post – since my channel is lifestyle and beauty focused. Not kid focused. Anyway, here it is!


I’ll start with the obvious…I love that there is something Pete the Cat themed!! My kids are just starting to get into word families too so it’s perfect timing! The activity for the month is also related to word families and CVC words. It’s based off the book “Splat the Cat.” There were also some Dr. Seuss stickies, number word dice, pointers, googlie eyes for reading, and some sea salt caramel popcorn!

I already have plans for the number word dice, stickies, and pointers so I’m excited to bring this box into school!


If you want to check out Kindergarten Crate for yourself, you can find it here!

A Day in the Life 1-23-18

This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while now, since these are my favorite types of posts to read on other people’s blogs. My life isn’t particularly exciting, but this is what a typical Tuesday looks like for me.


My alarm goes off at 6:00 am and I am never ready for it. I usually snooze it once or twice if I’m being honest. They I take Mila out and give her breakfast. I make myself coffee and drink it while I’m getting ready for work.

I leave for work around 7:20 and get there at 7:45. I’m a kindergarten teacher so my days are filled with runny noses, crafts, and endless stories. Today we were working on the letter O so we did an octopus craft. I love how they turned out!



I had an alarm set on my phone to remind me to take pictures for this blog post, but of course I still forgot! After work I went to the post office and then to Wegmans because we are on our last roll of toilet paper and that’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in! I totally forgot to take pictures of my errands, but just picture me buying toilet paper.

I got home around 4:30 and took Mila on a nice long walk around the apartment complex. I was feeling pretty tired so I made myself a cup of coffee and had a snack of pretzels and cheese. I just like to chill and watch YouTube videos while I eat my snack.


At this point I really meant to go to the gym, but I was still waiting for the caffeine to kick in. So I sat on the couch and did some work for Usborne Books. I have a few online parties coming up that I’m getting ready for.


Around 5:30 ish I finally got myself up and went to the gym! Our apartment complex has a little gym similar to a hotel gym so I’ve been trying to go there lately. I’ve actually gone the past three days! Here’s a very flattering picture of me at the gym.


I was STARVING when I got back from the gym and there was leftover rice in the fridge. I also made some chicken dumplings. Since my boyfriend is on a business trip this week I’m all alone so I just watched more YouTube while I was eating my dinner.


After dinner I facetimed with my boyfriend and cuddled with Mila. I’m currently sitting right now at the end of this day writing this post. I’ll most likely just shower, take Mila for another long walk, and then read in bed. My feet are so tired today so I’m really looking forward to that!

Let me know if you like these kinds of posts – I had a lot of fun writing this one and I’d love to do more! Have a great day/night!

November Kindergarten Crate

I’ve recently gotten into subscription boxes (I know I’m a little late) and the first one I ordered was Kindergarten Crate! This subscription box is $40 a month and automatically renews. If you order for multiple months, then the price per month decreases.

I got my box at the end of October and it was themed for November and Thanksgiving. Included in this month’s box was:

  • Wooden Story Blocks
  • Ticonderoga Golf Pencils
  • Word Strips
  • Fuzzy Socks
  • “The Thankful Book” and lesson to go along

If you want to get the box for next month, you can find that here.

I made a video that goes into detail about this month’s box. Make sure to check it out and let me know if this is something you would like to see again!

How I got my Job | Interview Tips

As you probably know from reading my bio or my recent A to Z about me, I am a new-ish kindergarten teacher. I finished my first full year of teaching in June and I’m going to be teaching kindergarten again starting in September.


I love my job, even though it’s difficult, crazy, and took me a while to finally get. The school that I am working at now was not my first application or interview. I applied to LOTS of schools and I even had interviews at a few of them. I learned a few things along the way of how to present myself during interview, what stands out on a application, and what to expect from the process.

**I teach in NYS and can really only speak for teacher interviews, as that is mostly what i have done.**


I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 things that are important for a teacher during the hiring process/interview. Please feel free to leave even more advice in the comments section!

  1. Know the district and school that you are applying for. You should know if its urban, suburban, or rural. You should know what the surrounding community is like. What programs does the school use? What are the students like? Have you heard any other information about the school? These are all super important things to consider even before you apply for a position. These will help you determine if this is a good fit for you.
  2. Always act professionally, but don’t lose sight of your personality.Β Acting like a professional goes without saying, but I think it’s also important to put your own personal spin on things. You don’t want to act completely different during the hiring process and then have to keep up the act once you have the job. Also, people are looking for “you.” Everyone can act the same, but we each have special and unique traits that can help during an interview.
  3. Look up interview questions that they may ask you.Β I could list some common ones, but there are so many websites out there that have lists of potential interview questions. Don’t focus on knowing the answer to every single one, they’re not looking for perfection right away. Just have your basic answers ready.
  4. Bring examples with you.Β Anybody can get a great idea off of Pinterest, but I am sure you have done something that is uniquely you and would grab the attention of the people interviewing you. If you have it, bring in student work or feedback from a colleague.
  5. Don’t freak out.Β I know, easier said than done. My advice is to prepare until you feel comfortable and then don’t prepare the night before or the morning of your interview. Do things that you enjoy doing that are relaxing (take a bath for example). If you truly have prepared yourself, cramming right before will only make you more nervous and you might actually come off as unprepared because you’ve gotten yourself so flustered.


This post was a little different from what I usually write about on this blog. Let me know if you would like to see more of this or not. Please leave your best interview advice in the comments, especially teachers!