• The 10 Minute Tidy

    If you’ve ever looked at your desk or table at the end of a long day of teaching and wanted to hide, this is a great tip you can use every day! I learned…

    February 7, 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
  • 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
  • Whatever Wednesday – Math Shifts Continued!

    Hello all!! This will be the second post in a short series about MATH! Hooray! (If you aren’t as excited as me, just play along!) Last week, we started talking about the 3 key…

    July 3, 2015
  • Whatever Wednesday – Shifts In Mathematics

    Hello all! Today, I wanted to write about something near and dear to my heart….math. I know that actually sounds crazy. But I am a math person. And an elementary school teacher. Sometimes those…

    June 26, 2015
  • Summer Guilty Pleasure – Link Up!

    Hello friends! It’s summer, summer, summer!! {If it’s not summer for you yet, I am so so sorry. I am hoping time moves quickly for you!} I don’t know about you, but I have…

    June 17, 2015