The dress seen ’round the world…

Haley CurfmanI can’t even begin to express how surreal the past few years have been for me. This is literally “the dress seen ’round the world” and yelp, it belongs to me. A fabulous, one of kind creation, that features the artwork and kind messages drawn by my little 2nd graders.

Did I plan on it going viral?
How could I?

Would I change it?
Absolutely not!

Because nothing has been greater than being able to connect with so many fabulous educators.

Sure, things have been a little more hectic than normal, but that’s okay. It’s all been worth it. I’ve met a lot of amazing people and have added a lot of inspirational folks to my resource list. Isn’t that all we teachers really want? To be linked to other teachers (and creative people) that understand our woes, our struggles… Our need to have a conversation with someone over 3 ft. tall? LOL! The “teacher life” is fun, but exhausting; definitely a calling and NOT for the weak!

In 2018, I did this class project and I posted it to Facebook and it garnered 300ish or so likes, which I thought was pretty great. The next year, I did the same project with my new class, posted a picture to FB and in a few days it also had 300ish or so likes, cool! But, I went to bed on that 4th night and woke up to over 100K likes and comments and it’s continued to grow from there. Now over 377K! Crazy, I know!

There is no way I could properly thank everyone that has taken the time to share their own stories and photos with me, and post kudos, but, I truly from the bottom of my heart appreciate the kindness that has been poured my way.

To those that have used their amazing talents to write stories, conduct interviews, and create videos about my adventures in teaching… You’re the real MVP’s, and I really don’t know how I got so lucky, but will forever be grateful for your time and consideration you’ve given me! THANK YOU!

If you want to follow my adventures in teaching you can do so by following Haley Curfman and/or The Weary Teacher on Facebook and Instagram!


First day of Second Grade


Thank you for letting me share a little bit of my life with you. If you’re a teacher, I bet you’ll find my life is a lot like yours; fast-paced, chaotic, messy, organized, unorganized, and sometimes a little sticky for no apparent reason. There are days I want to cry, days I want to scream, but the majority of the days my heart is overfilled with love for my students and pure happiness in the job I get to call mine… [read more]


#3 Calendar 2015  #3 Calendar 2015

I am beyond blessed! It’s because of people like you that I have decided to reach out further and share my experiences on this website. I’ve also taken cues from all your messages and posts. Yelp, I’m creating a calendar, in which, I will be sharing my photos, classroom chaos, and funny student stories with everyone. So, if you’re interested, click on over to the “Shop” page! Where everything for sale will benefit education, because I’m giving the profits back to education. (View larger: photo, grid)


*100% of all calendar profits are donated back to teachers!

Kindness Cards

emkindnessI hope you like our Kindness Cards! The messages used are actual kindness messages that have been shared with me from my grade school students. What makes the cards even more special is the fonts used were created from actual students’ handwriting.

Straight out of the innocent minds of today’s youth, these little notes of kindness will warm your heart! Click here to see the different cards.

Pictured: Em is in 3rd grade and I used her handwriting to create one of the fonts for the Kindness Cards! Don’t you just love a child’s handwriting… Too sweet!

*A portion of all card sales are donated back to teachers!

Social Media

2016-09-30-1475236577-9265213-socialmediaimageDon’t be alarmed if you happen across one of my online accounts and find you are the 1st to follow. I’m not new to social media, but “The Weary Teacher” is, so it will take me a little while to build these accounts.

As you all have probably already gathered… I’m a teacher; therefore, I post when I can. You know somewhere between, lesson plans, recess duty and the 10 minute lunch I ate on the run today. Actually, we all know that’s not true, there is NO time during the day to add anything new to my plate, lol! So, just share, share, SHARE and I’ll do my best to drop-in with a little post and from time-to-time a few project ideas! Thanks for supporting this teacher’s startup. You are awesome!

Be sure to follow: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube & Pinterest and #thewearyteacher!