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…

Channel “Insert Teacher Name” FREEBIE!

Here is a simple little tool that I use with my students when it is time to “tune” them back into the conversation. I try…

April Pick 3 Pinterest Linky

April is the month of rain for us here in Pennsylvania. Bulbs begin to poke their way out of the ground, and gardeners begin to…

Finger Weaving

Looking for a way to keep little minds and fingers busy? Finger weaving is a skill that lasts a lifetime. You learn it once and…

Framed

Here is a nifty little one dollar tool that has come in so handy in my classroom this year. These two-sided Tolsby frames from IKEA…

Little Green Men

‘Tis the season for leprechauns in Room 222. I’m fairly certain that these little green fellas are not in the Common Core, but they have…