Another great week. I got a lot done. I still have a ton to do, but this week was productive for sure. Our math coach stopped by to teach a Math Workshop Lesson. Wow, she’s good. My kids learned a lot. This was a part of the lesson. Thank you, Coach O’Connel! Combined our … Continue reading This is becoming a trend
This week was OUTSTANDING! I love this group of kids! I’m so very happy to have come aboard. Now let’s review this week in pics. The 5th grade team thought it would be nice to start everyone’s week with a special card. They were right. That was kinda cool. My neighbor who’s a 1st year … Continue reading First full week in review.
A new district. New school. New classroom. I’m looking for as many creative storage and decorative ideas as possible, but I’m not going to just pull them from Pinterest. I want this year’s classroom theme to be a darling of Pinterest and be 100% original ideas and content. I’m expecting others to pin me all over their … Continue reading My new classroom
This video sincerely voices my concerns for the boys in my class. I’ve always said that “school wasn’t made by a boy”. The very structure of MY class doesn’t encourage boys and really restricts them. That’s right I include myself. I’m just as guilty of trying to get my students to do exactly what I couldn’t … Continue reading Am I on the wrong side of the War?
The new school semester has started off so strong I haven’t had time to blog or to recount what happened last semester. Thankfully, I have a day off to think about it. Here’s what happened last semester in no particular order. I don’t have a filing system. However, my crazy paper mess makes sense to … Continue reading What happened last year
Yard sales used to be my thing. Every blue moon I stop by one. I always look for ones run by teachers. I ran across a retiring 2nd grade teacher who was having a HUGE yard sale yesterday. She sold me a lot of good quality stuff. She ended up giving me just as much … Continue reading A rich blessing
Is there a school out there that does an end of the year survey of what worked, what didn’t and what certainly doesn’t need to happen again? There has to be some value to hearing what the staff thought about the last 170 or so days. Deep down inside I fear it would become a gripe session … Continue reading 2013-14 School year. The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.