This holiday time of year can wreak havoc on even the most organized and structured teacher and classroom. Excitement is high and productivity can waiver due to so many holiday distractions. So rather than AVOID all of the holiday cheer, I embrace the season with my students. We deck out the classroom with colored lights ($2.49 a package at Target), have plenty of candy canes
Are you headed on a fun spring break adventure? We are not, we have a trip to Disney World planned for May, so we will be staycationers over the next week. I am hoping all three kiddos are healthy and we can take some mini-adventures around Cincinnati. Being an upper elementary to middle school teacher in an urban setting I find that my students don’t tend
I am SUPER excited to be participating in the NEW Educents Marketplace, an AMAZING on-line spot to find even more FREEBIES, deals, and the most perfect tools for your students. While this used to be a spot for parents and educators to find deals, the deals would expire and could no longer be purchased, but starting today, that isn’t happening anymore. Educents has always helped
So this past week we won the lottery-the 3rd grade Crayfish Lottery, that is! My son had been studying crayfish in science, and after his classroom learning was completed, his teacher decided to allow students the opportunity to take one of the three classroom crayfish home! While I figured it would be a long-shot to win the permission slip crayfish lottery, we did! You have
When people ask me what I do I tell them that I am a 6th grade reading and language arts teacher. I think some people want to chuckle at the thought that I am “teaching” 6th graders to read, but it is in fact what I do! Likely what you do as well, if you are reading my blog! I don’t know about you, but
One week closer to summer, right?! The inspiration behind this post is my son’s delightful questioning from Friday morning…”When are we gonna start our countdown to summer?” Holy Moses…it is still getting into the 30s at night and winter has barely left our doorstep, but “OK, my boy, we will begin a count down.!” As of now, it is 38 days! School days, that is!