Monday, May 12, 2014

Lifehack for Teachers #6!

Hi all! I just wanted to pop in with a life update, another fun lifehack and news about the next Tunes Tuesday!

Can you believe that until this past weekend I'd never been to Washington, DC?! Me neither! I used the excuse of being raised in the south as my main reasoning for that, but let's face it...I've been living 3 hours away from DC for 6 years now. So, Killer B and I decided to pack up and take a long weekend trip. As a big bonus I got to see my lifelong childhood friend and his family. And the newest addition to the family was especially exciting to see because he's named after me! 

DC was a lot of fun, and I can definitely see us going back in the future. We got a chance to see all of the main national monuments, a couple of the Smithsonian museums (I wasn't that impressed by the Hope Diamond), Arlington Cemetery and the changing of the guard, and of course The White House. Now if I can talk my beloved wife into going to NYC as our next long weekend adventure, I'll be good to go. (I'm embarrassed to say I've never been there either!)

Now for the lifehack! So... if you've been teaching for a while, or have kids of your own, then you may have seen this trick already. But believe it or not, I didn't learn it until about 5-6 years ago! As a teacher it seems like I'm bombarded with cupcakes. Between birthdays, staff celebrations, and holidays it seems like a week hardly goes by where I don't eat at least one cupcake.

But cupcakes and their icing can be so messy! Not with this handy cupcake hack though!

And in other news, Tunes Tuesday is coming back next week! I really hope some people will link up their ideas about how they're using music to help teach math! I know I've seen some great blog posts out there before. Remember, feel free to link up a previous post or a new one!

Also, because some people have asked for it, I thought I'd let everyone know that my Monster Math Battles - Division Tournament has been up in my store for a bit! It lines up with the Multiplication Tournament, so you can mix and match if you have both! 


  1. I think I must try this lifehack ASAP - thanks for the excuse to make and eat cupcakes : )
    I was just walking the dog and listening to a song thinking "this song is perfect for TuneS Tuesday" until I heard the bad words - what does it say when all of the songs I pick have swear words, yikes!!

  2. Haha, never a problem for me with the messy cupcake thing... I eat the frosting and then chuck the cake away!!
    Is it an American thing to just not explore the things near you? You can nearly go from one side of the country to the other in New Zealand in just three hours, and we are so far away from anywhere that it seems crazy to not travel/see things that are so close!
    Learning to be awesome

  3. I'm going to go hunt down a cupcake right now because you showed me this lifehack. How have I never thought of doing this? Maybe because I like to just go ahead and get all the frosting off first. Lol! I would love to go to DC sometime. I don't think I've ever been....or if I have...I don't remember!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. This is the best lifehack ever! :) One of my kiddos showed me this at the beginning of the school year! Makes cupcakes SO easy to eat. Just another reason to eat more of them!!

    Funky in Fourth

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