In grad school, I was lucky enough to have an amazing writing class which taught us the ins and outs of Lucy Calkins’ program. I instantly fell in love with wanting to teach this way – there are conferences with … Continue reading What’s happening with Writing?
Wow, the first two weeks flew by! They weren’t complete 5-day weeks (the first one was only 3 days, and last week was 4) – this week is also a short one due to Rosh Hashanah. Just as I start … Continue reading Third Week with Third Grade!
My school has a two week summer training/bonding experience that leads up to the first day back. Today marks the last day of the first week – there have definitely been laughs and new connections 🙂 I am now in … Continue reading Hit the ground running!
When school was over, parents and other teachers were asking what I was doing over the summer…my answer was quite a boring one – “I don’t know, working probably.” I know there are many teachers who end up working during the … Continue reading Summertime “Sadness”
During the last week of school, a Hidden Brain episode called “When Everything Clicks” appeared in my downloads. It was very interesting as an educator and got me thinking about the techniques that were being discussed. Please listen to the podcast yourself … Continue reading Click, Clack, Teach! (Using a clicker on humans?)
I cannot believe my first full year of teaching is done! It feels like yesterday that I moved to a new state and started new teacher orientation – BUT that was last August..! Time flies when you are constantly planning … Continue reading School’s Out for Summer
The few months after Spring Break (leading up to summer) are tough to stay motivated and not lose the flow you previously had… Last week, one of my students asked “why I seemed so mad” – in reality, my mood … Continue reading Summer Stamina
Today marks the first weekday of spring break! Yesterday when I realized I didn’t have to get up early on Monday, I was ecstatic 🙂 Normally it would be “just another Manic Monday” to quote The Bangles – but today, … Continue reading Not another Manic Monday (DAY 26/31 March SOL)
Ahhh..two weeks of relaxation and sleeping in. I am heading back home to my parents and doing as little as possible 🙂 I have two books that I plan to read and will see some friends, but no crazy trips … Continue reading Springing into break! (DAY 23/31 March SOL)
I have noticed as a teacher that some games and songs that I knew as a kid are still relevant to kids today. This is surprising … Continue reading What happened to SKIPPING generations? (DAY 20/31 March SOL)