• Early Finishers in the Middle Years

    One thing that has always been a challenge for me in my teaching is the dreaded question, “What do I do now?” We all know that kids work at different ...

Death by Powerpoint

This past year I had a goal of helping my students to become more functional on computers. Technology is always complicated, as it is ever changing. Sometimes it seems unnecessary to teach kids how to use a specific program.  However, I was consistently finding that, regardless of the software, my students needed to learn that […]

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My class is busy with a unit on world geography. Of course the first step in looking at this massive topic is to understand the continents. After several weeks and some heated debate at school, I have become even MORE unsure of what those actually are…. As a child I learned that there are seven […]

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Exploring Measurement

I was looking through some of my photos from lessons this past term and realized that I had never shared this little gem. This activity was our introduction to measurement, and it was a fantastic success! I gave each student a standard piece of construction paper. I explained that they could use that piece of […]

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I am VERY excited to announce that I have created my own YouTube channel!  You can go there directly by clicking here. This all stemmed from a desire to support teachers in my school with using the technology we have available. I wanted to offer professional development sessions on how to create websites, use blogging […]

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Tenzi – Challenge Edition

I fell upon this post at What Do We Do All Day? sometime last year all about the game Tenzi, and I am SO glad! Tenzi is a brilliantly simple game that was an instant favorite for me, my daughter, and my students. Basically you need twenty dice between two players. It is easier if […]

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