• 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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    August 1, 2015
  • Asking Questions for Mathematical Thinking

    Getting 5th graders to think deeply about the mathematics they are learning is a constant challenge. Truthfully? Teaching elementary math is more of a challenge that anyone gets credit for! Thankfully, there are a…

    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…

    July 19, 2015