Sunday Scoop {5.10.15}

Sunday Scoop

What a fun date for all of us who are amused by little things…such as counting by 5s…lol! And Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there in whatever capacity you mother. I have often said that I only had one child because I have spent my life taking care of other people’s children [Read more…]

Currently May 2015


Why, yes it is May! And thanks to Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade, I’m gonna sit down, take a breather and think about where this month is heading…since we know it will be over before we know it! Listening: Birds. I love listening to birds. My science-teaching hubby has done a good job over [Read more…]

What Works: Teacher Appreciation Linky and Huge Giveaway!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! If your PTA is like mine, this is the week you’ll get lots of little candy goodies in your mailbox. I’ll take those surprises over anything! I’m easy to please and you can’t go wrong with candy   But in a bigger vein, we’re giving away a whole lot more than [Read more…]

Sunday Scoop {5.3.15}


Happy Sunday, friends. And it *is* extra-happy for me because it puts me on the official countdown to summer since we only have 3.2 weeks of school left. Even better, only 3 more Mondays. Woohoo! Unlike most Sundays, though, this is a busy one. A good busy, full of things I enjoy doing but really [Read more…]

May Pick 3 Pinterest Linky


May…just the mention makes a teacher’s heart sing. With the days getting longer and spring flowering around us, finding that extra spark to get us through to the end of the school year becomes just a *little* easier. Our school year ends earlier this year than ever before. Students will be finished on May 28th, [Read more…]

Sunday Scoop {4.26.15}


Morning, all. Despite the downright depressing weather here yesterday, today is shaping up to be beautiful. Chilly, but beautiful. Spending winter days at -25F can really change your perspective on what makes a day truly “cold”, doesn’t it? This week’s been a wild and crazy ride all the way around–both at home and school. We [Read more…]

Sunday Scoop {4.19.15}


Did you miss me? I missed blogging. Really. Well, maybe not so much when those tropical Mexican breezes were blowing around us as we sipped fruity drinks in the sun… Even though I got home a week ago and have been tempered back to reality with a week in the classroom, I figured my favorite [Read more…]

5 Middle School {Titanic} Freebies from TPT


I’m a junkie. A Titanic junkie. Long before the movie came out, I was fascinated by the entire story and all the lore surrounding that fateful sailing journey. What I’ve found fascinating over the years is how many students, few of whom have even seen that Leonardo and Kate blockbuster, are interested in the story [Read more…]

5 Middle School {Word Game} Freebies from TPT


I love using meaningful word games in the classroom. So do my students! It’s fun to watch them work hard, even though they think they’re hardly working at all, when trying to combine letters or categorize words, while playing games. Their defenses are definitely lowered and even the ones you *think* aren’t paying attention in [Read more…]