I think I can...I think I can... WOW what a week it’s been! It’s felt like a long week for both the kiddos and I. They are ready just as much as I am for this break! They were in crazy holiday mode by the end of this week! Teacher tired is kicking in and with that being said enjoy your weekend everyone... signing off 💤😴
Flexible seating really changed the way I viewed my classroom. Jess from @hello3rdgrade is a huge inspiration with flexible seating. Her classroom is so happy and her students are so lucky. I love Jess for so many other reasons too... she is hilarious and so real! I can’t wait until we can meet in real life!
Make sure you are following her...like yesterday you should have! #teacherfeaturefriday#teacherfollowfriday
This doesn’t look like much, BUT this little piece of technology has changed my life. #mic360 is a microphone for students! This little device is perfect for passing to students so they can be heard from anywhere in the classroom! My students are already loving it and excited to answer questions. The best part is you can throw it and if it falls the microphone is safe and sound!
Oh hello Talking Ball! 👋🏼 We have reintroduced the Talking Ball back in our classroom recently because we really like to talk. 🗣 The rule is you can’t talk unless you raise your hand and we pass the Talking Ball to you! 🖐🏼🤫 Its definitely a game changer!
By: Laura Elliot
This was a great book! There were 4 parts to the story, and I had no idea how it would end. These are my favorite books, and I can never put them down! 5 more books until I reach my 2018 goal.
How bloody cute are these ornaments I made with my class in the last week of school! They’re from @cleverpatch & literally everything came in the box & they turned out beautifully! I even made an extra to take home 😉🏡
The #teachertired is real in this picture. But my kiddos heard me talking about getting to see @tommy_parris next week and asked why it was such a big deal. When I talked to them about him being in Japan and in the navy (and showed them a picture and they’re convinced he’s a real solider 😂) they decided Christmas and welcome home cards needed to happen. Sometimes these little ones surprise me with the good thoughts in their hearts 💕
2018 is winding down. Can you believe it? Where did the time go? As we closeout 2018 and head into a new year, I just want to say THANK YOU for rocking with me. In 2019 I hope to inspire all you more of you through fashion to just go for it!. I've said this before and some people may still disagree, but putting a bit of effort into choosing looks that express who you are can make the world of a difference. Sometimes life can feel a bit mundane and uninteresting, so having something else to look forward can help. Help you get motivated to walk into a room with your head a bit higher or to just talk to that person who seems soooo out of your league. I sometimes have these struggles but when I look and feel good, it just makes me that much more courageous.
See y'all next week for the last series of the year.
Party Look #5 : All white everything for parties
Faux Shearling Coat: @netaporter
Grinch Day was a BLAST... Green pancakes were a hit... our principal got slimed... And... these directed drawings were so much fun and they turned out great!! I’ve definitely got to work some more directed drawings into my daily plans!!! #grinchday
14 of the 23 kids in my class live in two homes. That’s more than 50% of my class, which means divorce is the norm. Today, we read this story and I was not surprised to know that many of them already own it. I love this book because it puts a positive spin on having two homes and normalizes the experience for a difficult situation for many kids to be in. Having 23 kids, I usually have to make 40 copies and send things home in two folders. How do you support students who live in two homes in your classroom?
I knew today would be a hard day. December 14 is always a difficult day in Newtown. I have been particularly anxious this week because 3 of my students lost siblings on 12/14/12. I have been thinking a lot about that day. I was about 20 weeks pregnant with my first child. If the shooter had come to my school (let’s face it, school shootings usually happen at high schools) instead of Sandy Hook School, I could have been faced with the decision to protect my unborn child or the 24 students in my classroom. It makes me sick. Today was harder than it needed to be. Someone called in a bomb threat to Sandy Hook School. The school was evacuated and the students were sent home early. NHS went into safe school mode. The freshmen we’re in 3rd grade on 12/14/12 and seemed to have a particularly hard time today. Some students were crying, some shut down and others wanted to keep up the normal routine. From year to year we never know how our students will react, but today was one of the harder anniversaries. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
I don’t know about you, but I get so excited when reading brand new books to my students. After reading Rosie Revere, Engineer, they were challenged to build an airplane using @Target building blocks, rubber bands and popsicle sticks. I LOVED seeing how concentrated they were and how proud they were of their finished product!