Ahhhh….It’s summer!! Glorious glorious summer. Time to exhale, time to regroup, time to recharge, and one of my MOST favorite times of the year for so many reasons. Here are my Top 5 reasons why we should savor every moment, and how summer somehow manages to make me a better teacher each year: It can be utterly exhilarating to channel 100% of your… Read More
It’s the last day of school. You close your eyes and breathe a deep sigh of relief as you give one more hug to your last student as he is dismissed. You smile and wave as you watch him run to his car. You do a happy dance and high five one of your teammates. “It’s FINALLY summer!” you yell… Read More
Tonight on Literacy Centers Made EASY @iteachtvnetwork on Periscope, I shared six simple ways to conserve and reuse paper in your literacy centers. I also shared how to implement digital porfolios using the SeeSaw app for iPad. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 15 MINUTE REPLAY! Styled images by Jen Jones of Hello Literacy and Fonts by Kimberly Geswein.
There it is, creeping up again. That painful feeling of not doing enough for your students. That even more terrible feeling of not being there for your children at home. Not giving enough. Not working hard enough. Not being enough. It’s the dreaded, constant agony of Teacher Mom guilt. And if you’re anywhere on the spectrum of a good mom… Read More
This year, thanks to the fabulous guidance of Kristen from Easy Teaching Tools, I dove in headfirst with a Class Instagram for my Gifted and Talented Kindergartners, first graders, and second graders, and my students and parents are absolutely LOVING it! I started the year managing it myself, but now that we have a small class set of iPad minis,… Read More
Last Thursday, our school held it’s first annual schoolwide STEM Day, organized and beautifully orchestrated by my talented GRC teammate, Kristi. Because we teach at a school with over 500 students, we’ve both been trying to wrap our heads around a STEM Day or STEM Night for the past year, but weren’t sure how to pull it off with so… Read More