iFLT17: Day 2 and 3

iFLT17: Day 2 and 3

 Day 2: My heart is seriously  OVERFLOWING with gratitude. Today was AWESOME. My littles were really tired when they walked into my room but they still did great. 3 hours with these babies is a LOOOONG time! It is hard for adults!!! WOW! I am grateful for gracious and wonderful teachers who watched and still had…
iFLT Day 1: GAHHHH + Keith Toda

iFLT Day 1: GAHHHH + Keith Toda

Today I got to meet my kiddos for my learning lab. THEY ARE TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! I loved them! We are going to have an awesome week together. I spent the VERY fast 3 hours trying to teach them as many routines and rules as possible and drilling my expectaetions into their tiny, sweet, eager little…
Story cubes: EVERYONE is valued!

Story cubes: EVERYONE is valued!

In my last blog I briefly mentioned how annoyed I get with "bickering" over stupid things like what characters are going to be named in our class stories (that we make up or that are based off of OWI 'one word images'), or what cities they live in or whether or not they drive a…
¡No seas quejón! The power of the white lie ;)

¡No seas quejón! The power of the white lie ;)

Seriously though.... ¡No seas quejón!  means don't be a whiner.... I can't stand whining and bickering in class. I truly believe it damages the amazing classroom culture and community I work so hard to build. I have developed tiny little ways to curb the whining over my years teaching elementary, middle, and high school. I…