the domestic tales of four sisters

Category: Teacher

A Family Welcomes Three…Yes, THREE

A Family Welcomes Three…Yes, THREE

Imagine with me….you and your spouse are school teachers; an elementary reading specialist and high school history.  You don’t make a great deal of money because, well, the district is tiny and let’s be honest – that is just the way the cookie crumbles in today’s society. […]

Classroom Economy

Classroom Economy

Today is the first day of the 2014-2015 school year for our district.  It is also my 30th birthday.  One of the great things about my mid-August birthday was that I have never been in school for it…until this year.  Though I am turning 30, […]

My Sanity Saver for the 2014-2015 School Year

My Sanity Saver for the 2014-2015 School Year

It has arrived!!  I have been waiting anxiously for this little gem to arrive and on Tuesday I was living on the FedEx tracking webpage and specifically made plans to not go anywhere.  Ridiculous, perhaps?  But if you knew/know the amazingness of Erin Condren you […]

Sensory Play with Edible Paint

Almost 13 months ago Husband and I became first time parents to an incredibly active little man.  I’m talking the moment his eyes open in the morning he is ready for the day.  The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.  It is nonstop…until nap […]

Product Review of Classroom Friendly Supplies’ Sharpener

Product Review of Classroom Friendly Supplies’ Sharpener

I am so excited about today’s post.  As the school year was coming to a close, I was taking a mental break one evening and zoning out to the million and a half education pins on Pinterest.  You know, pinning for the start of the […]

Mommy Summer Camp

Mommy Summer Camp

Those of you who have been with us for a while know that I run an in-home daycare.  In the past I’ve always cared for mostly little ones with the occasional school age sibling along for the ride.  That said, this winter (February 18th to be […]

Two Pocket Folder Clutch

Two Pocket Folder Clutch

Imagine with me… 20 students.  All having their individual 10 words a week to master, each one’s list ending up on the classroom floor at sometime or another throughout the week…followed immediately by colorful math fact cards littering their desks.  Not for lack of organization […]

DIY Quiet Time Busy Boxes

DIY Quiet Time Busy Boxes

I’ve been thinking about making these for quite some time now and just never seemed to get around to doing so.  They’re a fabulous way to keep older children quiet busy while younger ones are sleeping.  So, when the 3 year olds quit napping and I still had an […]

A Late T25 Update Plus My Favorite Smoothie Recipe

T25…how I love thee.  Let me count the ways….. In all seriousness, I do love this program.  When I gave my Alpha update, I explained that I was anxiously awaiting the start of the Beta round.  Boy was I not disappointed.  Everything that I had […]

T25 Alpha Down (almost) Beta to Go

Hello our faithful readers.  I hope that each of you have had a wonderful Christmas season with friends and family and are gearing up to ring in the New Year.  It’s hard to believe that we are headed into 2014 in just a few, short […]