My Wiggly Word Walls!

My Wiggly Word Walls!

I am absolutely obsessed with my word walls this year! Last year I didn't really have them at all. I was so frustrated with trying to figure out how to change or hide my word walls based on the various levels I was teaching. The biggest problem I had was my higher levels I found…
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…