Monday, July 27, 2015

Created by MrHughes Goes Back to School

Greetings Blog Hoppers!
John Hughes here from Created by MrHughes. I am so pleased to have you stop by as part of the LITERARY LEAGUE BLOG HOP and learn a little bit more about me!

Let start by giving you a little background about me and my teaching career to this point! I started teaching in 2001. My first job was the computer specialist for 1200 elementary students. I had a new class every 30 minutes and never the same class twice in a week. It was an adventure!
From there I moved to 5th grade for three years, and then spent 9 years in sixth, after switching schools and districts. I love teaching science and math, but I have a REAL love for writing and reading! Best subjects EVER!
This past year, I was 1/2 day 6th grade teacher and 1/2 day administrator for our school. It was a crazy adventure and I loved it.
This year will start a whole new adventure- I will be the full-time administrator of my school. WAHOO! I am so excited to work with ALL the teachers and students in my school AND to be in the classrooms helping my teachers. I CAN'T WAIT TO GET THIS YEAR STARTED!

While you are here, I want to share my favorite read aloud novel with you. I have read many, many books over the years and have loved many them. But, my all-time favorite book is...

I enjoy reading books to my students that have children as the main character. Not only children, but children who they can relate to, they can aspire to be like, that they can learn to appreciate. Esperanza Rising is possibly the best one I have! Not only do they get to see life from the point of view of wealth and poverty, they learn that everyone has the ability to change into something better, even at a high price. Pam Munoz Ryan weaves an incredible tail that has roots in her own family history!

As you head back to the classroom, I invite you to think about what stories you plan to read and the reasons you read them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and getting to know me a bit better! I wish for you a most amazing back to school event and hope you have a fantastic school year! As teachers we give so much and hope and pray it is enough for our students. I hope you will stop by my shop by clicking HERE and check out all the FREE resources I have to offer to get your year started off right! I have getting to know you activities, writing activities, and more- ALL FREE for the taking!

Enjoy and Happy Back to School!

P.S. Don't forget to HOP to the next member of this amazing Literary Group and learn more about them, their favorite read, and gather even MORE Back-to-School ideas for your kiddos!


  1. I *love* Esperanza Rising!

    Good luck on your new position!

  2. It's great to get to know you and I look forward to your posts from an administrator's perspective! :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  3. Congrats on your new position and good luck in the upcoming year.
    PS - I also love Esperanza Rising

  4. Congratulations on your new position, John! Your staff and students are definitely lucky to have you leading the way! :)


  5. I loved learning more about you! I bet your love of teaching makes you an awesome administrator! Congrats!

  6. Congratulations on your new position! I appreciate when a real teacher takes on an administration role. They can relate to and provide a unique perspective of the view from the classroom. - And on a separate note - 6 kids!?! You are truly a hero! Keep us posted on your adventures in admin, and have a wonderful back to school! - Kristen @Simply Novel

  7. Congratulations of your new position! It must be very eye-opening to look at education through the lens of an admin!

  8. Best wishes this year! Your teachers are lucky to have you as an admin since you're a teacher at heart!


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