Tuesday I had the opportunity to attend an AMAZING conference. The conference was called “VAESP Improving Teacher Effectiveness: Supporting Effective Writing Instruction for Administrators and Literacy Leadership Teams.” When I saw the flyer and read the first sentence, “Supporting effective instruction that will inspire your students as writers” I thought, “I NEED TO ATTEND!” Writing is something I struggle with… Read More
Giveaway winner announced at the bottom of the post. I don’t know what your school is like, but my school is very diverse. It’s amazing how diverse the population is at my school. From the outside, you would never know that we are a high poverty school elementary school. We’re located on a pretty street, surrounded by pretty houses. This… Read More
*UPDATE* Enter below for your chance to win a Lock Smock for your classroom! Like most schools, my district recently added a new policy requiring classroom doors to remain locked at all times. I think it’s a good policy, but an extremely annoying one at the same time. What’s worse than the sound of nails on a chalkboard? The sound… Read More
To say that this was a crazy week would be an understatement. This past week my school had it’s first ever bomb threat. What was scarier was that it was not only our school, but 10 other schools in our district. When the principal came on the loudspeaker telling us to leave the building and go to that spot my stomach dropped…. Read More
The kids were crazy! We had 3 snow days and they came back to school still hungover on Valentine’s Day candy. But then this happened… …and it reminded me that even on these crazy days… I love “my” kids, and I love my job, and I am making a difference in my little corner of the school.
Welcome to the Academic Olympics! If you know me, you know I like to do things BIG! I also LOVE a good theme 🙂 The Winter Olympics have inspired me to do my own version I have called the Academic Olympics! Here is how it works. I have divided my class into 5 teams. Each team represents a different country…. Read More