What started as a yearly tradition in December has now turned into a monthly activity and I couldn’t love it more. 50 Classroom Read Alouds-every month! Every December our admin team takes one grade level and does a read aloud to the classes on that grade level. 7-8 read alouds per admin, no problem. We… Continue reading Worth Every Minute
In one of my #PLN’s this week, the challenge was to blog about the best thing I saw in a classroom this week. I couldn’t name just one, so I am blogging about several. In a building with 50+ classrooms, it is a challenge to see all the amazing things taking place with my own… Continue reading A Little Pie in the Face
I am a competitive person by nature, I often have to reel it in. If you ever sat by me at my children’s sporting events, you know this to be true. I keep the score book not just because I’m a nice parent volunteer but because I want to make sure the game is accurately… Continue reading Type A’s New Leaf
After watching the hearings for our potential new Secretary of Education, I felt compelled to write about Public Education. Public Ed is… accepting and embracing ALL children. providing a safe place for the angry child who doesn’t know how to deal with the cards life has dealt him or her. (I can assure you, Mrs.… Continue reading The Good Fight
My take away’s from 2016: Life is short and no one is immune from this. Unexpected outcomes are the new norm. I am fighting the good fight with a bunch of great people. Riddled with celebrity deaths, racial tensions and political mayhem, I could easily say 2016 was a disaster and a year we will… Continue reading Reflections on 2016
“”Tis the Season!” will be heard for the next few weeks. It will be said with enthusiasm, with love, in sarcasm and in just plain exhaustion. In this season of festivities that keep us all busy, my goal is to purposefully find joy in the day to day situations that we often take for granted… Continue reading Finding Joy!
These are just three images that depict how school should be so much more than academics. It is relationships, tapping into talents, hobbies and pushing kids to reach personal goals. The image on the top left is of a few students who are part of our Craft Club, 36 members strong with a waiting… Continue reading So much more than academics…