When Friends Get Together….You Win!

Have you had a chance to check out my friend Kelly’s blog, An Apple for the Teacher? She is a great resource for tons of great teaching ideas. I am so glad that I met Kelly in Vegas last year…she has quickly become one…

January 7, 2016

First {Currently} of 2016!

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe that 2016 is here? I spent most of New Year’s Eve thinking that it’s not possible. I know I am going to write 2015 on everything for at least 3 more months… Luckily, Farley at Oh Boy!…

January 2, 2016

A Good Reminder

My students keep their backpacks on the backs of their chairs. Some are neat with everything in their place. Planners are tucked in a pocket, snacks are zipped neatly into a pouch, and gloves and hats are snuggled into the nooks and crannies. And…

December 2, 2015

A Word A Day!

I am feeling really lucky this year. I have the kind of class that tries everything you throw at them, and does it with gusto. Like when one of my students who visits our ESL teacher came back to class with a little notebook…

October 10, 2015

October Currently

It’s been a while since I’ve joined up with Farley at Oh Boy! Fourth Grade for her monthly Currently link up! Aaaaand…since my blog has been a big ol’ desert lately, I was really excited to see that it’s Currently time! Listening: Our DVR…

October 2, 2015

Product Swap and a Giveaway!

Don’t you just love it when you find a new resource that you know will make your teaching life easier? I know I do. Luckily for me, I met Kelly from An Apple for the Teacher during the TPT conference this summer, and let…

September 23, 2015

SLANT Box Exchange Awesomeness

If you haven’t had the opportunity to participate in the amazing SLANT Box Exchange put together by Jameson at Lessons With Coffee, I bet you will want to after seeing this!! I was SO extremely lucky to be randomly paired with the fabulous Rachel…

September 7, 2015

Back to School Blog Hop!

I’m trying hard to NOT be in denial that it is August. I’m not actually sure where the summer went. But here we are and back to school season is in full force. I haven’t officially counted the days I left until school begins.…

August 1, 2015

Math Tips: Asking the Right Questions

One of my favorite parts of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice is the attention paid towards getting students to actually think about the mathematics they are being asked to work with.  That being said, after I read the Standards for Mathematical Practice,…

July 27, 2015

Classroom Management: A Culture of Respect

I will never forget my first year as a teacher. I got a job late – and when I say late, I mean 3 weeks after school had already started. I was lucky though – a friend a knew a principal who was looking…

July 19, 2015