Making Lemonade! Facing my Fear!

This year I was told I would have one class of 4. FOUR.... 1,2,3,4! WHAT?! I had several teachers come to tell me how fortunate I was and exactly what THEY would do with such a small class. I told them all honestly that a small class is my greatest fear. I would rather a…
Something to write home about!

Something to write home about!

This morning I sent out my Newsletter for September. I thought I would share with you how I go about Parent Communication. NOTE: THIS BLOG IS NOT MEANT TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO ADD SOMETHING MORE TO YOUR PLATE! WE DO SO MUCH ALREADY! YOU ARE AWESOME! Here is my Newsletter. If you…
LOTS of Class Videos!!!! YAYYY!

LOTS of Class Videos!!!! YAYYY!

This isn't a full-blown blog but I wanted to link to some videos that I have been posting! :) I love that it is a real window into my classroom! Management, brain breaks, brain bursts, EVERYTHING! I have been having SO much fun with my 5th period. It is made up of 10 students who…
MY kids can PREACH CI as well as I can!

MY kids can PREACH CI as well as I can!

Arianne D. asked me on the CI Liftoff page today how I "talk" to my kids about CI and how I create buy in.... Since I wrote so much to respond I thought I would copy and paste it into a post here! I have some great stuff to write about for y'all in the…
Brain Breaks Part 8: Don’t forget to BREATHE

Brain Breaks Part 8: Don’t forget to BREATHE

People who observe my Brain Breaks often comment on the high noise level involved. If you are positioned in your school next to a less than  forgiving history teacher who complains about the noise level of your TOTALLY AWESOME and engaging CI classroom, then doing a Brain Break like evolution or Rock Paper Scissors serpent…