"I make the moves up as I go.... I'm lightning on my feet." Taylor Swift I relate to those song lyrics on a deep level, especially in teaching. Sometimes, the lesson doesn't go as planned and I need a spur of the moment idea. Sometimes, my principal walks in for an unscheduled observation and I… Continue reading Flying By The Seat Of My Pants
The day after conferences is a day off at our school. This is what makes conferences bearable for me. I know that I only teach four days and get a Friday off. How do I spend these days off you ask? Doing absolutely nothing. Since it is after conferences, I don't feel like I have… Continue reading Days Off
Today we went to the cemetery to put flowers on the graves of my aunt, grandpa, grandma, and my aunt and uncle that died as babies. While we were there, I thought of the fun I had with my Grandpa. I want to share some of the memories I had with him. My grandma and… Continue reading Memories Of My Grandpa
My class has a new obsession as of today. They like to fold their jackets into "babies." They looked like a swaddled baby, kinda. It isn't a big deal, why fight something they enjoy. It has been a great management tool too. "If you aren't quite, the baby has to go away." "Make sure you're… Continue reading Making Babies
I have a class that is majority girls. 16 girls and 9 boys. The drama this year has been CRAZY!! I swear every time I turn around, there is another problem that has arose between two of my girls. They are best friends and then out of nowhere they are sobbing over something one of… Continue reading Girl Drama
The day after daylight savings should be a national holiday. Especially for teachers. My goodness, those kids were crazy. They did not want to listen or stay on task. My normally good class was terrible! Next year, let's petition to not have school today. I can't handle it!
We are working on informative writing using text evidence. Reminder: I teach second grade. We read a story about penguins and were going to write what we learned about penguins. My class is known for copying text exactly from the text. Word for word. I told them about Plagiarism and that is was illegal. I told… Continue reading Life Lessons That Fail