In March, when North Carolina was put under a stay at home order, it seemed like a blessing in disguise. As a new teacher, I felt like moving to online school was going to give me a chance to breathe, a time to play catch up on my own mental and physical health. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
On April 19, I will celebrate my 14-year diaversary. Not many people know what a diaversary is—it’s a “diabetic anniversary”—since only about nine percent of Americans have diabetes. I am one of those people.
Summer is a magical time. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, the afternoon thunderstorms give you the perfect excuse to take a nap. When you think of summer, you think of beach vacations, drinks with little umbrellas, sunshine, and sunscreen. But sometimes those epic vacations complete with tiny umbrellas and long walks on the beach just aren’t in the cards. Whether you’re trying to save money, lack transportation, or just can’t take time off of work, here are some “staycation” and summer activity ideas that are just as good as that fancy vacation.
I confiscated my first vape today. I took it as a win since I've been teaching at this particular school for one month and two weeks. That's a long time to go without a vape spotting in an inner city high school. Most students are smart enough to only vape in the bathrooms, in their cars, or outside. Only the boldest of the bold whip the vape out in the classroom. Or maybe just the students who lack common sense.