This just in… as of the beginning of June, Ms. Galloway has been given the opportunity to take the bull by its horns and will be teaching second/third grade all by herself! I am thrilled to announce that I will FINALLY be doing … Continue reading PRESENTING…the woman with her own classroom!
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!
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
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)
Being a teacher and having a social life is tough..! I know other jobs are more taxing with needing last-minute assignments and staying up late. But having to get up at 6 and not taking a nap after the school … Continue reading Teaching is tiring (DAY 8/31 March SOL)
“Conjunction junction, what’s your function?” click to listen! “A verb is a word, it’s an action word. If you can do it, then you do it. If you do it, it’s a verb.” click to listen! “It’s all about AAAWWUBBIS!” click … Continue reading Singing songs so it sticks! (DAY 5/31 March SOL)
Most teachers dread coming back to school after Winter Break – the kids will be unfocused, chatty, and your own motivation is a goner. I can admit that I was nervous and exhausted when Tuesday came around. But this week … Continue reading Work Wednesday: Back after Break
Last week, the fifth grade went to a park made for children with disabilities. It had play equipment that tailored to wheelchairs, autism, and other sensory needs. We paired our students with a special education school to let them play … Continue reading Work Wednesday: Unforgettable Field Trip
Students should have a say Students should have a say Management Rewards Students should have a say Techniques Punishments Students should have a say Suggestions Respect Social Emotional Learning Anonymous Open Session Students should have a say Continue reading Work Wednesday: Benefit of Brand New Ideas