Today there were a few children whose mood swings happened quickly and about very small things. For example, one boy was playing with trucks and there is a big one that carries the small cars. He had used this big … Continue reading The temperament of children (37/365) #blogaday
I’ve realized that my students enjoy playing bingo and there are many different versions for practicing concepts. We have played number bingo, shapes/color bingo, and I did rhyming bingo with older students. Something about being able to find what the … Continue reading Playing Bingo as Practice (27/365) #blogaday
I have found that it is crucial to have activities that students really like and that takes focus (especially with kindergarteners!) Closer to the beginning of the year, my students were finishing the tasks quickly and some were acting out. … Continue reading The importance of finding engaging activities (Day 14/365) #blogaday
When I decided to complete the #blogaday challenge for 2020, I was reminded of the first time I finished it successfully during graduate school. It was a great way for me to process student teaching and find interesting lessons to … Continue reading Reminiscing and relevant (Day 7 of 365) #blogaday
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!
I have mentioned Brother Ali in a “favorite find” post, and his songs still give me shivers when I listen closely to the lyrics. They are true poetry! The most recent song that caught my attention is called “Pray for … Continue reading Learning from Lyrics
We have secret pal’s at my school between the teachers and every month you buy them a small something. We fill out a survey at the beginning of the year with some questions about yourself (favorite food, candy, coffee, movie, … Continue reading (March SOL) Secret Pal Success!
Right now, I am currently having a dilemma at my work – whether to stay in the wonderful environment as an assistant teacher or move to another school in order to become a regular elementary teacher. It is so tough … Continue reading (March SOL) School or success?
“How do you snap?” asked Sasha (not her real name) “Well you put your thumb and second finger together, and move them quickly like this” I responded She then attempted it and it barely made a sound. “You want to … Continue reading (March SOL) Inspiring Moment!
With my long commute (over an hour, sometimes two!) across town in the mornings and home, I decided to listen to podcasts last year. I was … Continue reading (March SOL) Podcasts igniting my mind