Getting outside

Getting outside

It seems March Break has given me lots of time to ponder our school system and the pros and cons of what it currently looks like. As I was on a walk today in the woods behind our subdivision (yes, that may seem like a bit of an oxymoron, but I assure you there are...
Play and Creativity

Play and Creativity

While at the library today, I picked up a book called “made to play!”, which was chockfull of ideas for handmade toys and crafts. Growing up, I loved designing, creating, and making. I loved pom poms and pipe cleaners, glitter glue and art kits. Our family...
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...

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