Morning Meeting: Creating a Community of Learners

Circle time isn't just for kindergarten anymore. My students start out each day in a large circle getting to know one another through discussions and activities.  Does it take away from my ELA and Math instruction?  Yes.  Is it worth it?  Absolutely.  I attended a conference last February and decided last minute to go to a … Continue reading Morning Meeting: Creating a Community of Learners

My Journey to Straight Teeth: Week 1 with SmileLove

All opinions in this blog are 100% truthful and my own. For as long as I can remember, I've disliked my teeth.  My bottom teeth are severely crowded/crooked, and my top aren't much better.  How they are arranged also leads to my slight overbite with an oddly shaped that appears between two teeth when I … Continue reading My Journey to Straight Teeth: Week 1 with SmileLove

Math Stations: My Four Round Approach

My students beg for math stations. Seriously. And the best part? I am still able to sanely work with a small group and collect meaningful data from other stations!  IT'S POSSIBLE. When I first began teaching fourth grade, I felt finding a meaningful student-led station system was difficult.  A lot of the resources and blogs were geared towards lower … Continue reading Math Stations: My Four Round Approach