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Book 46: The Little Book of Hygge

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. After reading “The Danish Book of Parenting” I reread “The Little Book of Hygge” to remind myself of the principles of hygge as we move into the colder…
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Lessons Wirth Learning: Reflections On In-Person Teaching During Covid-19

We are now eleven weeks into Covid-19 teaching and whenever I say that to a fellow teacher, they say they can’t believe we’ve made it this long! I think we all thought we’d be distance teaching a few weeks in, but here we are, holding down the fort. I love being in-person. I can’t express how much better my days are simply for the fact that I get to be in the classroom with my…
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Book 45: The Energy Bus

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. Ryan’s uncle leant me “The Energy Bus” and I devoured it in a few nights. What an interestingly written book with such great lessons underneath the text. I…
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Lessons Wirth Learning: Daily Practices I Teach My Students

These past few weeks, my classroom has truly been my happy place. I’ve got a great group of kids this year and we’ve truly built a classroom community. Knowing that, for them, a huge part of the world seems unusual and unstable at the moment, I’ve put a few daily practices in place to help us all stay a little more grounded. We have the same routine every morning: we express gratitude, we practice mindfulness,…
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Book 44: The Danish Way of Parenting

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. I find that as a teacher, parenting books can be very enlightening. I have seventeen children, after all! I really enjoyed reading “The Danish Way of Parenting” and…
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Book 43: Body Love Everyday

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. I read I read Kelly Leveque’s first book “Body Love” and wasn’t really hooked. However, I recently rented “Body Love Everyday” from the e-library and started making one…
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Book 42: The Four Tendencies

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. Just me here, still on the Gretchen Rubin train. “The Four Tendencies” was such a fascinating read, but I’ll be honest, I read two sections and scanned two.…
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Book 41: The Happiness Project

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. I got “The Happiness Project” from my e-library after listening to Gretchen Rubin on Rachel Hollis’ RISE podcast. I was so intrigued by the idea of the book…
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My Weekday Morning Routine

Since school started up again, I’ve tried to be really consistent with my morning routine. I’ve realized that when I get home at 4 pm exhausted from a day of talking with and chasing around eight year olds, I have little energy left. That means, I really have to take advantage of my mornings. It’s definitely a work in progress, getting used to this new schedule, but so far I’m really liking how my day…
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Lessons Wirth Learning: The Best Teacher Shoes

During the school year, I live in my Danskos. Seriously- I have their professional clogs in honey and in black and if I’m in the classroom, I’m either wearing one or the other. They are hands down the comfiest teacher shoes I have ever worn. Half way through last year my feet were killing me by the end of the school day. I was so frustrated that none of the cute ballet flats and sneakers…
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Book 40: Half Baked Harvest Cookbook

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. I’m letting a cookbook count this week because I’ll be honest, reading has just not been doing it for me lately. I feel so brain dead when I…
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Book 39: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. My kiddos loved the first “Wayside School” book so much that they demanded that we start the next one right after we finished. The stories in this one…
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Book 38: Girl, Stop Appologizing

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. If you love love love Rachel Hollis put a hand UP! Man, is our girl not the most inspiring, get your butt into action, cheerleader out there? I…
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Lessons Wirth Learning: My Favorite Classroom Management Strategies

Classroom management is hard, no question about it. However, it’s crucial if you want to have a successful classroom. Routines and expectations need to be established right away, especially this year when things look very different and there’s a lot our kiddos need to remember. Start right away and spend time reviewing rules and expectations. This year, by day three of school, my kiddos were tired of going through the rules. We talked through them,…
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Book 37: Gone Girl

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. I’m playing a bit of catch-up on my book posts, but here they are, nonetheless! I threw it back to a few years ago with this last one-…
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How I’m Staying Active This Fall

With the start of school, I feel like I got a little opportunity to reset. That being said, I’ve been trying hard to focus on being active and getting in at least 30 minutes of movement a day. Maybe it’s because I’m a teacher, but September always feels like a fresh start. I urge you to get outside before the cold cold weather hits and get some fresh air! Below are some of the things…
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Lessons Wirth Learning: Apple Watch Review for Teachers

I had this Apple Watch in my Amazon cart for awhile. I would take it out, put it back in, ask myself if I really thought I needed it. Then, one weekend in August, I went home and three of my teacher (and best) friends had bought the exact same one. I was sold. I have to say, it may not be my most used piece of tech, but I really enjoy wearing my Apple…
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Book 36: Sideways Stories from Wayside School

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. This counts- right? First, my students love this book. Second, I started teaching third grade last week for the first time ever and we decided to paint our…
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Playlist 12

We’re slowing things down as we ease into September. Work is picking back up which means all other elements of life are going to take a hit. Life is all about balance and I find that music helps give me a moment of peace of mind and stillness. I’m not one to sit and meditate in silence. I like the noise and the human connection a great song offers. Graceland Too – Phoebe Bridgers August…
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Lessons Wirth Learning: Our School’s Covid Plan and How I’m Adjusting

My first year of teaching, I was hired the day before school. My second year of teaching, we were amidst a cyber hack and started the year without rosters, without a schedule, and without technology of any kind. This year, it’s a pandemic. Who’s got teaching on the moon for year four? Covid-19 really turned everything on it’s head, especially education. My district in New Hampshire has been doing an amazing job figuring everything out…

Born in Rhode Island and at home in New Hampshire, Caitlin shares New England life, travel, and style.

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