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The Key To A Smooth Year!

The Key To A Smooth Year!

What is one thing that make or break a classroom? The answer, procedures! The first two weeks, perhaps even longer, need to be spent teaching your students classroom procedures. It is vital that students know what is expected of them in your classroom. So, what is important to you?  How…

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Back To School Games

Back To School Games

It’s August first and teachers across this country are in an excited panic for a brand new school year! One of my favorite things about teaching is having the opportunity to start over each year. New ideas, new classroom setup, new activities, new EVERYTHING! I find it exhilarating! This year,…

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The Nitty Gritty On PLC’s

The Nitty Gritty on PLC’s

You’ve no doubt heard the term professional learning community (PLC), it’s common language within the educational world and growing in popularity every year. Many districts across the country have been implementing it for years while others, like my own, are making it a top priority this coming school year. Following…

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Organizational Help

Organizational Help

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Albert Einstein. This is now my favorite quote as I feel it shines a positive light on an area that I fall short in....organization. The best part about being a…

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Summertime Writing

Summertime Writing

School is out and it’s time for some fun in the sun with friends and family! Wait, what about the dreaded “summer slide”? In academics, like sports, kids need to keep practicing their reading, math and especially their writing. This will help retain those skills learned throughout the school year…

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“Read to Feed”

June is National Hunger Awareness Month, and while we in America undoubtedly have a hunger issue of our own, in today’s blog we are going to look at world hunger and what we can do as classroom teachers to allow our students to actively make a difference the lives of…

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It’s Flag Day

Flag Day, June 14, is a day to honor and learn about the "Stars and Stripes." The American flag has a colorful history and interesting evolution. Flag Day recognizes the June day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United…

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