Should I Quit Teaching? Who quits on the kids? But this is what I went to school for? My family needs the money? Its all I know what to do? These were the thoughts moving in my head the months and months of choosing to quit my teaching job. I am a good teacher. Sometimes I forget how good of a teacher I am. I enjoy it too. I love creating relationships with my students and getting to know them ... Read More about Why I Quit Teaching
What is contraction surgery? I wondered the same a few years ago and then started looking into it and loved what I saw. I was determined to make it happen for my students. But when you teach 1st grade (which I was in the first time I put this together), you need to wait until the students grasp a better idea of what a contraction is and how and when to use them. For my school, that meant ... Read More about What is Contraction Surgery?
Classroom Management can be a tricky area. Classroom dynamics can change things so much. Have you ever had that day when 4 kids were absent and the day just went smoother? Or "that kid" was absent and it was a whole new class? Unfortunately, some classroom dynamics we can't change, but there are some that we can. I had a very difficult class a few years ago. The boys fed off of each other, I ... Read More about Classroom Management Tips
This Valentine's Day Science Project is the perfect way to incorporate Science, Valentine's Day, a lab and lots of learning. The kids think your the "coolest teacher ever" because you just made a chemical reaction happen in class! We had so much fun exploring with these chemical reactions and the prep I made ahead of time was worth it after hearing the shouts and screaming in amazement. ... Read More about Valentine’s Day Science Fun
My favorite subject to teach is writing and opinion writing is probably the easiest to teach. Everyone has an opinion about something, even a 6 or 7 year old kid. Sometimes their opinions about subjects are pretty hilarious, you can really hear their parent's opinions on topics come out in the kids. Many teachers don't like teaching writing.. A lot of teachers shy away from writing because ... Read More about Opinion Writing