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 fun. Yes, they run around and get their energy out.…

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 start that lesson!” BUT I really believe in the power…

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 in your life! ________________________________________________________________________ 1. Books: Any additions to the…

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 you will get something out of what I share here!…

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 picked up a professional book and immediately started nodding your…

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 my appreciation to all the amazing teachers out there as…

May 2, 2016

Do They Really “Get It?” {3 Ways to Check During Math Class}

Has this ever happened to you? You teach a lesson, let’s say, about adding fractions. As you’re walking around the classroom, lots of kids have correct answers – even a few that you wouldn’t expect. You’re patting yourself on the back and decide to…

April 17, 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 BOWL!!! Just in case that doesn’t give you the chills…

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 used to watch football with my dad when I was…

January 25, 2016

Ways Google Apps Make My Life Easier: Learning Targets

Time for some real talk: I used to HATE Google apps. Especially Google drive. It drove me crazy that everyone would be working on the same thing at once and it was super slow! But then, I moved districts. My new district does almost…

January 13, 2016