goal setting · goals · organizing · planning · plans · schedule

Setting (and Crushing) Summer Goals

Greetings, teacher friends! If you’re already on summer break, cheers!  I raise my wine schorle (white wine + sparkling water) to you.  If you’re still sweating (hopefully metaphorically) it out with your littles I raise my wine schorle to you!  (See what I did there?) I’m popping in today to talk about setting summer goals.… Continue reading Setting (and Crushing) Summer Goals

first 6 weeks · first grade · K-2 · math · mathematician

Building Confidence in the Math Classroom

Hi, friends!  I’m back at ya again with some back to school math tips. One thing that I think is really important at the start of the school year is making math accessible to all students and showing them that math is more that just the basic operations.  I recently talked about how during the… Continue reading Building Confidence in the Math Classroom

math · planning · plans · prep · work stations

One last BtS Confession

Helloooooo, teacher friends!  If you haven’t already started today was your first day.  You did it!  Everyone is back in school!  If you’re just checking in,  this is the last in a 3 part series of “back to school confessions”.  First, I confessed that cutesy classroom set-up just isn’t my thing.  And then I confessed that I… Continue reading One last BtS Confession

back to school · first 6 weeks · K-2 · math · mathematician

ANOTHER BtS Confession

Okay, friends, here it is–my second back to school confession:  I LOVE teaching math.  Love, love, love!  If I had to departmentalize I would choose math in a heartbeat.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t like reading or writing; math just has a special spot in my heart.  Which is funny if you knew me as… Continue reading ANOTHER BtS Confession

back to school · classroom management · math

My BtS Confession

Okay, teachers.  Back to school is in full swing.  If you haven’t already started, your break is probably waning.  When you open social media, you’re bombarded with pictures of adorable, Pinterest worthy classroom pictures where everything is labeled, color coded, topped with a pom-pom, and sometimes (literally) tied up neatly with a bow.  But what… Continue reading My BtS Confession