• Human Body Review – Concept Mapping

    The Human Body science unit. You either love it or hate it, right? And sometimes it is very day by day. Digestive system? LOVE it. Circulatory system? EH. Reproductive system? Well…. But no matter…

    May 11, 2015
  • Addition Strategies

    Is it Sunday evening already? Maybe I am in some sort of denial. But I really feel like this weekend should be at least one more day. Regardless… Lately, my math instruction seems to…

    April 12, 2015
  • Building Classroom Community: Class Pledge

    Building a strong classroom community is the key to getting your school year off to a good start. Students are more likely to learn and grow in an environment that supports them and values…

    January 10, 2015
  • Every Now and Then…

    I have a very long commute. Sometimes it is terrible. But most times it just gives me time to decompress and listen to the radio. I think about the day that just happened and…

    February 9, 2014
  • Thanksgiving Activities for Upper Elementary

    When I taught third grade a few years ago, it was a pretty dire situation by the time we got to late November. Students were tired. Teacher was crabby. What were we going to…

    December 1, 2013
  • An Apple A Day

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! I love how the days are sunny, but the air is crisp and cool. I love everything pumpkin and apple. Even though I know winter is…

    October 14, 2013
  • I’m Lovin’ Math!!

    I don’t know too many elementary teachers who can say they LOVE teaching math, but I’m one of them! If you are a crazy math person like me, or many it’s not your favorite…

    July 10, 2013
  • An Anchor Chart Guest Post!

    Hey folks! Today I am super lucky and crazy excited to have Tina from Crofts’ Classroom guest posting for me…all about anchor charts! Check it out! Hey everyone! This is Tina from I am…

    July 3, 2013
  • Where Have You Been All My Life, planbook.com?

    Ok, seriously. Has the whole entire internet been keeping this gigantic secret from me this whole darn time? In, oh, I don’t know, about APRIL I saw a fleeting post about an online planbook.…

    June 25, 2013
  • Snow Day and Mentor Texts!

    Guess what? We actually did have a snow day today! It’s April-freakin-9th…yet I got to stay home all day today. “How much snow did you get?” I can hear you asking…so let me show…

    April 10, 2013