The First Few Days

The First Few Days

The Back to School season is always so exciting, and stressful, for teachers and students alike.  Students are often wondering who will be in their class this year; if they’ll like their teacher; if this year they’ll finally be more successful in math;...
Welcoming New Teachers

Welcoming New Teachers

Go teach!, formerly The Elmer’s Teacher Club, is an amazingly loud and incredibly proud new community created to inspire, empower, motivate and support educators like YOU! Join me and other teachers in this community by visiting the Go Teach! Facebook page. I have...
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...