Total Results: 111

Christie Wyman Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017

The first thing I do is...

Like most teachers, my classroom was dissembled in June so the custodians could give it a thorough (term used very loosely!) cleaning over the summer. When August rolls around, it’s time to put it all back together again. This takes me a while. ...

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Kristie Ennis Aug 7, 2017

Aug 7, 2017

Urban Gardening Update

Last month, I shared my experience in planting a small garden in my new, much smaller living space. I have had more success than not, although I will say that I lost two of my cucumber plants to the maintenance crew (wacky weed-eaters!) and one ...

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Christi Coplin Aug 7, 2017

Aug 7, 2017

What I did this summer part 1.

It is summer time. The very much needed vacation period for all teachers. graduation was on May 25. I shall miss the class of 2017 terribly they all were freshmen the year that I started teaching high school. My online class that I took in the ...

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Lisa Silmser Aug 5, 2017

Aug 5, 2017

A Foundation of Community

I've been doing some research this summer on how important it is to build community in a classroom and in a school. When people feel like they belong and have connections to others in a group they are more productive, healthier and have a greater ...

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Lisa Silmser Aug 4, 2017

Aug 4, 2017

Eclipse Nerds

I'm a mom and I'm a teacher. This means that I walk a very fine line between being a huge champion for learning and inspiring my children or ruining them completely by turning every minor thing into a Hunter lesson plan. Over the summer this is ...

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Christie Wyman Jul 31, 2017

Jul 31, 2017

The best teacher gift ever

Note: Originally posted in June 27, 2017 as part of the Slice of Life Challenge. Sometimes the best gifts come in very small packages. Click here to learn about my favorite teacher gift of all time.

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Delsia Malone Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

On the Trail

Celebrating National Trails Day on June 3, 2017 was a day I had looked forward to for weeks! First learning about the day via Twitter and via an email from National Center for Families Learning’s #FamilyTrails, I saved the date and hubby and I ...

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Kristie Ennis Jun 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

Take Time to Wonder

Having just relocated to a new city five hours from my home of 34 years, I felt the wanderlust tugging at me when I packed up my car to drive away from the past, into a new, uncertain future. I have committed to recording at least one thought while ...

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Laura McShane Jun 5, 2017

Jun 5, 2017

Roly-Polies -Exploring Backyard Wildlife

After a rainy weekend, I almost stepped on a family of pill bugs in my backyard. I must look like a horrible giant predator to these poor little guys. What do I know about them? I know that they go by many names: roly-polies, potato bugs, pill ...

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Carol Varsalona May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

Wonder Bundle #4: Strange Dreams

After a night of frustrating technology glitches, I wrote a post, Whoosh!, and decided to engage in a deep breathing technique to fall asleep. Little did I know that sleep was at least an hour away. Despite the breathing and trying to quiet down my ...

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Delsia Malone May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

Memorial Day 2017: My Personal Reflection

“Freedom is never free.” These words were engrained into my five-year-old mind by my dad. Most conversations that we have now, will always turn toward talks about the state of our nation, service, and his views on how these “21st century ...

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Laura McShane May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

Mind's Eye

I challenged our story time kids to remember ten items from the magic memory box. The preschoolers remembered eight out of ten and the grade school kids remembered seven out of ten items. We recited the poem "Keys to the Kingdom" and I ...

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Carol Varsalona May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Wonder Bundle #3: Uninspired?

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr. Have you ever felt uninspired? Is your creativity on slow drive? Are you frustrated by these feelings when you try to write? Is writer's ...

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Delsia Malone May 13, 2017

May 13, 2017

Happy Limerick Day

Have you ever wondered where limericks began? Wonder #221 explains limericks, so be sure to feed your curiosity and read this Wonder. May 12 is Limerick Day is in honor of Edward Lear. Curious about limericks, it was a clear choice for eye me to ...

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Carol Varsalona May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Choice Leads to Voice: Wonder Bundle #2

On Twitter, there have been many thoughts exchanged by educators on the topic of choice. It is often found in student-centered classrooms where there is a culture of trust. In these havens of learning, learners are provided opportunities to choose ...

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Laura McShane May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

Mother's Day BLOOMS

Every year we put together a Mother's Day program for our preschool classes. It is always a wistful process, choosing books and a craft to share with the little "flowers" that come to our library. Flowers are symbolic, but do kids understand why ...

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