Anyone who is teaching, has taught, or even knows a teacher knows that throughout history there has been a multitude of fads that had teachers reaching for the aspirin. Toys making their way into classrooms is not a new thing. I mean who could forget: Pogs: trade them, smack them…and that’s about it. Why these things were so popular, I’ll never know. Slap bracelets: Ok, so these aren’t ... Read More about Fidget Spinners: Ninja Star Weapon Or Useful Tool?
Disclosure: Links to items mentioned in this post are Amazon affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase on Amazon after clicking on a link/photo, I get a reimbursement. December, that magical time of year. When twinkling lights adorn the neighborhood houses. When the joy of giving is spread around and there is that magical feeling is in the air. It is also that time of the year when your ... Read More about How to Survive the Winter Holidays as a Teacher
Disclosure: Links to the books mentioned in this post are Amazon affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase on Amazon after clicking on a link/photo, I get a reimbursement. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It is that time of yearn that is filled with leaves, costumes, food, cooler weather. It is also when everything becomes pumpkin spice latte flavored. Seriously...overnight. ... Read More about 20 Books for Fall
In 1996 many things happened during my year as a fifth grader. I made fabulous new friends, sang my first ever solo in our musical, learned boys don’t have cooties, and I fell in love. This love however, was not with a boy…but a ship. Yes, this was the year I became obsessed with the Titanic. My teacher that year, Mr. Finck, was an amazing teacher who allowed his students choices and also made ... Read More about Titanic: An Interactive Unit
Spring time. The time of the year when the sun starts to peak out, the days get a little longer, and teachers everywhere are dreaming of spring break. Depending on where you live, you may still be bundling up in winter wear and having to scrape ice of your car each morning. Or maybe you are living in a climate like me, where shorts are already being worn and the AC is on full blast. Either way, ... Read More about Spring Into Spring!