• Building Student Confidence In Math

    Every August, I take a poll in my 5th grade classroom. Everyone gets to vote for their favorite subject. Each year, hands wave for reading, science, writing and social studies. But, inevitably, math is…

    September 3, 2017
  • 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
  • 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