This school year started off with very little fan fair. That’s a good thing, trust me. I’m OK with easing into gear and a slow take off to cruising altitude. Let’s look at the current state of affairs. The Exciting I have 15 students. Most are of Hispanic descent. I have more boys than girls … Continue reading And so it begins
I am all about a dramatic outside presentation of a serious learning environment. I want everyone to feel that giving anything less than their best in my room isn’t going to go over very well. It’s not intimidating, but it has to be a situation where everyone knows what to expect and that I believe … Continue reading We start my new classroom in 3,2,1…
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 school year’s body isn’t cold yet and I’m ready to start an autopsy. So much to say about this year! Off the bat, this year was very, very challenging. There were the usual challenges, yes. There were a lot of others as well that no one saw coming. There were some unique behaviors that really … Continue reading Let’s go ahead and talk about this 2014-2015 school year
Today is the last day of school. It’s been so wild around here the last few weeks. I promise to blog about my last few weeks of this year. Stay tuned. Continue reading The end
This school year has been RICH! I can’t really quantify every second, but trust me it’s been a wild ride. It’s been tough. It’s been rewarding and thankfully we’ve endured faithfully. The end is in sight. I hope to have some news in a few days. How has your year been? Are you finishing strong? … Continue reading Back at it again
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?