Friday, April 6, 2018
Spring Into Reading
By fourth grade, most of my students have practiced reading a short passage and answering questions about it. Sometimes synthesizing multipl...
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Quick Tips for Back to School
All teachers are looking for ways to save time, especially when they head back-to-school! I just started my 8th year of teaching (already?!)...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Hardest Thing About Teaching
Most people who aren’t teachers (or in teacher families) don’t acknowledge that this job is challenging- and it ABSOLUTELY is, in so many wa...
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Shark Week: Take a Bite Out of Learning
It's that time again! I am so excited to be hosting this year's Shark Week link-up with Matt from Digital: Divide and Conquer. I...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Cute and Content: Not So Impossible!
The first school where I taught was considered “failing.” If our test scores didn’t go up that very year, the school would be taken over by ...
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Digging for Fossils in the Classroom
When we started our fossil unit, I wanted to spark my kids’ excitement! I asked my kids to come up to the carpet- a typical request- but th...
Monday, September 7, 2015
Why I’m Doing Genius Hour In My Classroom
Last school year, I’d read posts from a few blogging friends (especially Literacy for Big Kids and Runde’s Room ) about Genius Hour or passi...
Friday, August 28, 2015
Turquoise, Lime, and Chalkboard Classroom Decor
Sometimes when I see classroom décor on Pinterest, I get a little overwhelmed. I LOVE bright colors so much, but sometimes a mix of a lot of...
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