[R@ndom] Things I’m Loving Friday

These warm and easy days of Summer give me time to try new things and well… love them.  These days I am loving a few new things that help keep the world and myself a little more healthy and happy. Stainless Steel Straws I don’t use a ton of straws in my daily life, but…

[Students] Remembering to Play

I am quite certain I have remembered this before, but July has allowed me a new remembering of that previous rememberment–it is important to play in your teaching. The other day in my ESY Summer School classroom we were listening to the Trolls Soundtrack during Centers time. One of my little pea pods clearly had…

[Teaching] Summer School Check-in

Gah! It sure is hard to teach and live and blog and do all the things. Time passes so quickly in a woosh of days, moments, and last-minutes. While I have sworn more than once that I would never ever teach during the Summer again, I am. And you know what?  It’s great!  I teach…

[Teaching] Back in the Saddle

And so. I’ve been back in the teaching saddle for a year now. Tried my hat at administration, learned so much from some amazing people, and realized that without kids in my daily life, I just ain’t happy (my grammar starts to go down the tubes too).  As is my penchant, I decided to try…

[Quote of the Week] Theme Songs

Earlier this year the students I had the great fortune of teaching at the time were choosing theme songs. The purpose was to help create a vision of success in their growing brains while sneaking in some reading and writing. We talked about imagining themselves enter a room, concert hall, field, meeting–whatever location would hold…

[Mentor Text Monday] A Snicker of Magic

Sometimes it takes a mighty push to get back on track. Thank you author Natalie Lloyd for the exact kind of push I needed. Before the end of the first chapter of A Snicker of Magic I was itchin’ to share the magic with y’all. I’m only on Chapter Four right now and I couldn’t wait…