Dear Mom, I Remember.

My mom is the toughest woman I know. She is much, much tougher than a cookie. My mom could crush steel in her hands and…

Liebster Award!

Thank you so much to Kirsten from HIP Hooray in K for recognizing my blog for the Liebster Award! What a fun way to connect…

What Works? Classroom Secrets and HUGE Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Isn’t it so fun to visit other classrooms and get ideas? I love to see what works well for other teachers and then figure out…

Interactive Math Kit BUNDLE Giveaway!

With Teacher Appreciation Week on the horizon, I have many surprises in store! Here is the first! Enter for your chance to win my Interactive…

May Pick 3 Pinterest Linky

May has arrived and it is time to plan for the end of the school year! Yippee! Our last day for students this year is…

Failure & Flexibility

“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.” ~John Dewey I saw this terrific…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Are you looking for something unique and special for your students to make for Mother’s Day this year? Potato bracelets are so surprisingly beautiful. They…

While the Others Are Testing

If you have not read Opting In and Opting Out (Part One and Two), you may want to start there.  Otherwise, read on! 🙂 Now…

Opting In and Opting Out (Part Two)

In Part One of this blog post, I told you about my personal decision to have my daughter in my own third grade public school…

Opting In and Opting Out (Part One)

Here is a picture of my daughter. 🙂 Yep, there she is living and breathing at her desk in my real, live, public third grade…