So as I began my first year in first grade, I felt like every day I was walking into another teachers' classroom thinking: "Oops, I forgot to do that!" or "I think I should hang that up too." One of those things was a word wall, so I promptly headed to the store, bought a [...]
I have to admit- I believe in fairy tales... and so do my students. My latest mission has been to really focus in on ways to create classroom materials that are: 1. Useful for my students 2.Help me make connections between the different lessons I am teaching 3. Useful for readers like YOU! Most recently, [...]
I originally wanted to keep this a place where I shared about all my teaching experiences and journeys. But at a time like this, I feel like this is also a good place to relate- teacher to teacher, person to person- about things that happen. This week, my younger cousin went missing. After a three [...]
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Travel back in time with me about 6 weeks. I decided late November to begin posting some of my "byproducts" as my husband calls them, to teacherspayteachers. I have to admit, I have become a little bit addicted to creating products... and I feel like it's making me a better teacher. Here's what I have [...]