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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
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
I was never the type of person to let others know when I needed help. In Fall of 2014, I student taught in a first grade classroom. As any student teacher knows, I was more than ecstatic to see everything I had learned in the classroom and slowly put into practice in clinical situations play … Continue reading Advice for the First Year Teacher
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