Fractions

Fractions

One of my goals for this March Break was to plan out our upcoming fractions unit, which I talked about in a previous post. To prepare, I brought home my folder full of activities from years past, but neglected to bring back some of the other math resources that I...
Plans for the Break

Plans for the Break

Just a short post today about some of my plans over the break. Many outside of our profession complain about the lengthy breaks we get as teachers. But I’ve always thought of these breaks as somewhat necessary to help keep me fresh and effective as a teacher....
Homework

Homework

I was listening to a podcast today on homework. Homework can be a bit of a hot topic, with people expressing strong views for either side. However, despite many conversations, I’m still not entirely sure where I stand. I truly want to protect home time as family...
For the Love of Words

For the Love of Words

I’ve always loved words. My sister and I played word games on long car rides, my favourite computer game was Spelling Blizzard, and I was always up for a round of Snatch-it (best game ever for kids who like words and who are competitive). I even asked my parents...
The Ups and Downs of Tech

The Ups and Downs of Tech

We live in an age of seemingly constant connection, in a time when technology is never out of reach. The truth of the matter is that technology has opened up a whole new world to us. With it, we are able to do things that we never could have dreamed of doing in the...