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
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!
Over this past weekend, Nathan’s mom was in town. She is also a teacher and was telling us her schedule for the morning. She gets up at 445..! Nathan and I instantly were like “ugh…how do you get out of … Continue reading (March SOL) Positivity = productivity
It is important to get things out of your head, so they do not linger while you’re in bed. When discussing only adds to the stress, what can one do with a brain full of mess? Being organized is part of … Continue reading Wanting the Wild Weeks to Wait
Beep beep! Beep beep! “ugh, where’s the snooze button?” (hits phone) Beep beep! Beep beep! *sighs* “it can’t be time yet” (hits phone) —————————————————————————————————————————————– Mowwww mowwww! “shh Patch, it’s too early” Mowwww mowwww! *sighs* “ok, I’ll feed you but then … Continue reading A new kind of alarm (DAY 12/31 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
All I do is sleep, sleep, sleep, no matter what! Got pillows on my mind and I’ll never get enough Every time I step in my … Continue reading Sleep Song
I realized that I haven’t posted about work since middle of September 😮 I am not purposely doing this, but on Wednesdays, I am particularly exhausted because the week in halfway complete. And I often forget to blog since I am … Continue reading What’s new with WORK?
Have you ever had students who refuse to do their work? How about boys who fight in the middle of class? I’m sure you can think … Continue reading Chapter 1: The Inside Scoop of the School
I know the March SOL has finished since it is now April, BUT I started 8 days late into the challenge of blogging for 31 days. So I want to complete my 31 straight days on my own! This is … Continue reading Friendships *Finishing March SOL..day 3/8 left*