An Art Filled Halloween

An Art Filled Halloween

I work at an arts integration magnet school.  We’re all at various levels of comfort with our art integration and I am often looking for new and different ways to incorporate the arts into our day.  Part of our job as classroom teachers isn’t just to have...
Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is next weekend and I’m on the hunt for ideas on what I’m going to do with my kiddos.  I like to do something simple with the kids that they can take home for their moms or a special woman in their lives. A few years ago I created this...
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

After a couple weeks, and a much needed break, we headed back to school last Tuesday.  Monday we were off for a furloughed records day, but I thought it was amazing to only have a 4 day week that first week back.  With it being a shorter week, switching things up in...
This is Your Year!

This is Your Year!

Each new year always brings along a string of resolutions for people.  Do you set a bunch of resolutions each year?  Do you follow through with them? My fitness resolutions started to be tackled a few months ago.  I got my new Samsung Gear Fit watch and I’m...
December in our Classroom

December in our Classroom

Is there a teacher out there who breezes through December?  If so, I need her tips because December kicks my butt every year.  This year, things seemed to be crazier than normal.  As a Fine Arts magnet school each grade level gets a month each year to showcase what...

Holiday Gift Giving

This time of year I’m always on the hunt for the perfect gift.  I tend to stress about giving gifts because I want them to be perfect.  I want the receiver to know I put a lot of thought into them and I want the gift to be something meaningful to them....