One of the big goals for my school this year is to bring the fun back into the building. It's so easy to get bogged down in the should do's that we forget all about the want to's. School shouldn't be all about sitting in chairs and shoving as much knowledge as possible down little … Continue reading Bringing the Fun back
1. Don’t sweat the small stuff! This is definitely easier said than done. Sometimes the little things add up to big things and it can be really hard to ...
With my class I have been working really hard to build a strong classroom community. I'm in a small school where the students have known each other for years and have been in the same class every year since kindergarten. They are all like siblings, prodding and poking at each other in just the right … Continue reading This week in Our Classroom: Community Building
Today was a SCORCHER it is September 25th and it is 32 C but with humidity feels like 38 and let me tell you my classroom is not a cool one. By the end of the day today it was 28 in the room. Today was a lesson in not pushing. Did I spend my … Continue reading Hotter than hot
I am now one day into my third day of school and currently feeling like I've been hit by a truck. As some of you may have noticed from the photos of my classroom, I am not teaching in my comfort zone this year, but took on a grade 3 class. It is a departure … Continue reading Hard Days