Once in awhile, we have cool fundraisers to help raise money for the school. The money we raise goes into buying things for the school that we wouldn’t have otherwise like apps for our ipads, flags to represent each of our classrooms’ universities, t-shirts for the students, and paper among other things. The budget is complicated though, of course, so that side of things is always a bother, but fundraisers are fun! Two nights ago, we had a fundraiser at Peter Piper Pizza. We gave out tickers so students could get 5 free tokens and the school got 15% of the sales that this particular Peter Piper Pizza made from the people who identified themselves as bring with the school between 5-8 pm. While the place wasn’t packed, it’s always fun to get a chance to see students out of their uniforms and at a place of fun with their families. It wasn’t just the kids getting into the games and contests either … I’m thinking half the reason some of the parents bring their kids to these events is because they love it themselves!

Delicious pizza!

Even though we had never visited the location that was here before The Attic took over, I have been hearing great things about both. I am so absolutely glad we grabbed dinner with some friends at The Attic though because the food was pretty awesome. I appreciate the relatively small menu because you can pretty much either order a burger or a pizza.

The Ivan is this place’s MVP and if you visit on a Wednesday night, you can get this amazing burger with a draft beer for just $10 … I mean, what a deal! The Hangover is like the Ivan on crack due to the bacon and fried egg. We also order The Veggie pizza, which in my opinion is not the best thing on their menu, but the next day, the slices were amazing. I guess they just make good next day cold pizza? Anyway, I think we might have caught them on a weird off night though because the food took absolutely forever to come out … FOREVER! Better luck for us next time … hopefully on a Wednesday night!


Craft beers

Hangover Burger

Ivan Burger

The Veggie Pizza

Wings Appetizer

Bathroom art

The opening of Pomo Pizzaeria Napoletana has brought another amazing fancy pizza place to Downtown Phoenix. It’s like Phoenix has become some kind of pizza hub. Anyway, I went with some friends to check this place out the other night and just absolutely loved it. I especially like reading about how the pizza oven is incredibly authentic and how each brick was essentially shipped from Italy. I loved how the owner guy or whoever he was brought us fresh oregano and Parmesan cheese in small white dishes. I loved how as we were getting ready to head out he then brought over free dessert – incredibly thin fried dough strips covered in powdered sugar. I loved how the pizza was so thin and the oven so hot that each pizza is only blasted for 60-90 seconds. And I loved how much the anchovies on my Napoli pizza were amazing!


What to order … that is the question!

The ambiance

More ambiance — love the walls

Italian baseball team or something?

Quattro Stagioni


Toto Sapore

Time to eat!

Free dessert!

[room 329] + miracle mile

January 2, 2014


Considering the holiday season and the fact that companies know that many of the students at my school are underprivileged, it’s not too incredibly difficult to get companies to sponsor classrooms. This year, Miracle Mile sponsored my classroom. They brought pizza and cookies for the kids and even gave them personalized stickers with their names on them and a free book. The kids were so happy for this little party and they totally deserved it. They were working so hard despite it being the week before vacation and their most recent test scores really reflected their hard work! Thanks Miracle Mile for your generosity!

A room 329 + miracle mile photo adventure:






I have a friend who lives in San Diego and every time he goes to the airport, he stops by Bronx Pizza for a couple of slices. He says he loves this place because it’s authentic, the people are actually from New York, and they even yell at you if you ask stupid questions. Isn’t that awesome? Well, since we happened to be on Washington Street near the airport one day, we just had to give this place a try. The pizza at Bronx Pizza really was quite delicious. I especially love how the slices were so thin that you really did have to fold them over in order to pick them up. We tried a slice of pesto and a slice of sausage pepperoni. Both were delicious! Plus, they didn’t even yell at us … we must have asked all the right questions!


Mural on the wall

Sausage pepperoni and pesto


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