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I am considering changing my homework for my class. I want to see my kids reading more, discussing their reading and overall being empowered through text. Right now the only time I can squeeze in more reading is homework. My plan is to roll out 3rd grade book clubs in lieu of homework. This is what … Continue reading Parents can I get your insight
No, I am not self absorbed and want you to put me first in your life. I was sadly, made aware that I will be moving to a different grade next year. This year has been a wonderful footnote to my hectic often castaway teaching career. I have an outstanding team. I’m “getting” the process … Continue reading #KeepWhitaker1st
This year has really been a mind bender. I’m SO used to resolution/goal setting/Daniel fasting/starting off with the end in mind/blah-blah-blah. This year however, I didn’t do any of the usual. I am sticking to what worked as I ended 2015 and not doing what didn’t work. That just seemed easy enough. Coming off our … Continue reading 2016 has started off…
This past weekend I competed in my second Olympic Lifting meet in Savannah, GA. I do believe that I’ve found a niche’ outside of CrossFit that fits me. This is pretty exciting. Let’s do a SWOT. Strengths I increased my lifting weight in every area. I was able to complete all three of my snatches. … Continue reading My second Oly Lifting Meet
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.