So now the October stretch has started. This is the time when teachers (ME) question: Am I making a difference? Am I in the profession? What the HECK am I doing? This week has been a trip. Just a lot of off task-ness and refocusing. I even had a kid steal one of my fidget … Continue reading Teachers UNITE!
That's right if I keep teaching like this I might as well prepare my acceptance speech. What's that you say? Oh, wait I have to have more than 5 good teaching days in a ROW to qualify? Dang, a WHOLE year, you say, huh? Wow. That's serious. Can I at least get Teacher of the … Continue reading I might be Teacher of the Year!
A picture is worth 1,000 words, but you better be reading, too. This really provoked me. I don't keep track of the time we read, but I will be making sure it's at least 20 minutes of good, quality reading. I also noticed that this is just for the school year. If a child doubles … Continue reading READ!
I don't know all the back story of Little Free Libraby, but I do know the little boxes are adorable. I've seen them a couple of times and noticed one near Trina's Summer Camp. So we stopped. Trina loved the idea of getting a free book. She later suggested that we bring some books to put … Continue reading 102 things to do this summer
I'm through with homework. I'm not sure where I fall in the ranks of the on going war over homework, but I'm sure I made someone mad with that statement. I've worked a lot of angles with HW and I'm surprised how few really panned out. My new school does the weekly homework. It's a … Continue reading Homework doesn’t work if Home doesn’t Work
I think I've told you how much I like grilling. Since getting my Big Green Egg for Father's day I've cooked some great meals. It's a relaxing and enjoyable experience for me. By no stretch of the imagination am I a chef. I'm a weekend warrior at the best description. Mainly because I'm using others … Continue reading Cooking and Teaching
Election day humor. Not about election day. Only teachers appreciate being able to take attendance, check homework folders, greet students and SERIOUSLY NEEDING TO GO to the rest room! Wanting to keep just about everything you find because "I can use that in my classroom". *Teachers are secret hoards. New show on TLC I'm sure. … Continue reading Teachers will appreciate