When I taught second grade, my previous students would always ask me if I would ever change grade levels. I would tell them no, because second graders were the only kids in the school shorter than me. Fifth graders are too tall! Totally not the reason, but they got a kick out of … [Read more...] about Moving Up Grade Levels?
Back to School
You volunteered to have a student teacher in your classroom this year or maybe you were assigned one without warning. Regardless, having a student teacher is a great responsibility and opportunity to help out a new generation of educators. Here are some tips to get you started! 1. Space One of … [Read more...] about You Have a Student Teacher…Now What?
I remember back to my first year of teaching. I had completed my student teaching and had a few years of subbing under my belt. I felt fairly confident about teaching in general. The first of school, though? I was petrified! I had never even witnessed the first day of school from a teacher's point … [Read more...] about The First Week of School in Grade 2
Chaotic. Frenzied. Loud. Yep, my mornings used to start out like that too. As it turns out, that's not a great way to start the day in elementary school classroom! I was frantically trying to get attendance and lunch count done (please don't call my room again - I'm sorry I forgot to send it!). … [Read more...] about The Morning Routine
What does a teacher's summer look like? Many use this time to become better teachers! Crazy, right? Here are some of my plans for these warm months. 1. Read! Kids Books Summer is a great time for me to get a jump start on chapter books that my 5th graders might be interested in during the … [Read more...] about A Teacher’s Summer
I know that some of you are already back in the classroom, while others are itching to get into your rooms and meet your new kiddos. I thought I would help a bit by jumpstarting your school year with a fun giveaway! Have you met the Trashy Crafter yet?? If not, you definitely need … [Read more...] about Back to School Giveaway!