• Labeling the Library: A First Day Activity

    One of the best things about 5th graders is their ability to adapt to a new situation and make it theirs in a heartbeat. AND I love using that to my advantage when it…

    August 22, 2017
  • Field Day Survival Guide

    I am not a huge fan of Field Day. There. I said it. I know I’m probably in the minority here, but it is not one of my favorite days. Yes, the kids have…

    May 14, 2017
  • Using Sorts to Improve Sentence Writing

    If you know me, you know that a good sort is one of my favorite instructional strategies. I actually think my grade level colleagues get sick of me saying, “Let’s use a sort to…

    March 7, 2017
  • Top Teacher Gifts

    Whether you are a teacher, parent, or student, Christmas can be a tough time of year when you are looking for that perfect gift. Here are a few fun ideas for that special teacher…

    November 27, 2016
  • Mathematical Mindsets Book Study – Week 2

    Hey everyone! I’m a little late to the book study party this week, but I wanted to share some thoughts on chapter 2. I’m loving this book more and more, and I hope that…

    July 17, 2016
  • Mathematical Mindset Books Study – Chapter One

    Today is the first day of our collaborative online book study on Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler. I am so excited to be reading this book and to hear/read what others are thinking! Have you ever…

    July 7, 2016
  • The Classroom Clique LOVES Teachers

    It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! One of my favorite weeks of the year. I love how PTAs, parents and students show teachers how much they mean to them! AND I love being able to show…

    May 2, 2016
  • It’s a SUPER Day and Giveaway!

    Today is the day!!!! THE SUPER BOWL! If you know me (and even if you don’t) you probably know what a HUGE Broncos fan I am, and today…the Broncos are playing in the SUPER…

    February 7, 2016
  • GO BRONCOS!!! {Giveaway and Blog Hop!}

    The Broncos did it again!!! What an unbelievable game! I can’t stop smiling and shouting and screaming and jumping up and down! The Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl!!! My Football JourneyI…

    January 25, 2016