St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on the reasons why I am lucky… I have an AMAZING FAMILY and I have had experiences in my life that have made me the not overly sensitive person I am! I feel lucky to be able to laugh about things, myself included, and not take myself or others so seriously! For example…When I think of St.
Are you gearing up for state testing? We all know it can be THE MOST an especially stressful time of the year, so I’ve put together a test prep tool to help make this time as stress-free as possible. To get your students geared up for fiction, I have created these Character Analysis Task Cards. I have found that while my students tend to LOVE
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE sports. I am not necessarily the biggest fan of WATCHING them on TV, but as an athlete myself, I have gained a new love for sports by watching my own children participate. My oldest plays football, basketball, and baseball. My daughter does cheerleading and plays soccer. My littlest boy is in swimming lessons, but just chases the
I enjoy winter in Ohio as much as I enjoy getting hit in the face with a snowball! Despite my feelings, I try not to complain a whole lot about it. I know that by April or May, I will be loving life again and enjoying the fact that I get to spend 90% of my time outside. The winter quarter is can also be
Upper elementary reading teachers like me are always on the hunt for resources and tools to motivate my students, I have been busy creating. I find that I am always in need of teaching tools that are engaging and motivating, capable of being used in a literacy center, incorporated into Daily 5 instruction, small group, or even whole class work, and can be utilized with
Teachers are used to having structure. Our day is organized just so from the moment we wake up until the instant our heads fall to the pillow-usually due to exhaustion! I don’t know about you, but I thrive with structure and so do my kids. So these first few days out of school can be tricky, to say the least. My kiddos ended their school