Literacy, Uncategorized

Ignite Student’s Passion for Writing!!

Writing is a challenge to teach.  It is more than simply just teaching students how to write.  There is an underlying challenge that can predict a student’s success and this is often dependent on the messaging that students tell…

Literacy and Math, Uncategorized

No More Worksheets?

  So what is the deal with all this hatred to the worksheet?  It was recently asked on a facebook forum if using worksheets in your classroom makes you the dreaded ‘old school teacher’.  This sparked an interesting discussion…

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Glows, Grows and Where to Goes

As August is winding down my mind is now shifting to getting ready for back to school.  Thinking about how I will set up my classroom this year.  Every year I change a few things based on what I…

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Summer Sneak Peak

This summer I am getting ready to get back into the swing of things and have dedicated more time to sharing my products and tips and tricks with other teachers that like me want to use an inquiry approach…

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Amazing Benefits of Tech in Your Classroom

Over the past few years, I have adopted more and more technology usage in my classroom.  This year so far has been my year of more technology integration in my classroom then ever before. Currently, in my classroom, we…

Split Grade Teaching

No More Split Grade Planning Stress

You just found out you are teaching a split grade class next year.  For most teachers the idea of teaching a split is overwhelming.  You have twice as many curriculum expectations or standards to teach and no more time…

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Save some time with report cards

If you are like me report cards take forever for write. Time I just don’t have. Having two little kids at home I can’t just lock myself in a room and write report cards. Trust me I have tried.…