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…]

April Pick 3 Pinterest Linky


The variety of pins on Pinterest never ceases to amaze me. Never. One minute I can log on and find a recipe for buttercream frosting, the next is a fun suggestion for classroom management. Given the number of things us teachers have to focus on, the variety is a godsend. I don’t always directly use [Read more…]

5 Spring-Themed {Writing + Poetry} Freebies from TPT


I’ve been doing a lot more themed lessons lately and Teachers Pay Teachers has been my go-to source for some of the most amazingly creative lessons anywhere. Spring break hits my classroom next week. Although I’m fully planned through the first full week we return (that’s a good feeling!), I found a handful of really [Read more…]

April Lessons and Loves {FREE!} Printable


Since I left my last post on the Spring In Our Step Linky and Giveaway with a promise of a teacher freebie…here it is! Click image to download April Lessons and Loves from Google Docs Partly to celebrate spring, partly for the fun of being in the Spring in our Step Linky Giveaway (you did [Read more…]

Celebrate the Spring in Our Step Linky–and Giveaway!

Spring Step Giveaway Graphic

Happy Spring! Do the colors in this Spring in Our Step linky feel like spring has truly sprung? They sure do to me, and I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing giveaway hosted by Inspired Owls’ Corner and PAWSitively Teaching. I’m looking forward to reading over everyone’s posts to see all the [Read more…]

Sunday Scoop {3.29}


Let’s hear it for Sunday! This week it was a long time in coming to get here. I imagine it has something to do with the pending full moon and fast-approaching spring break. It’s almost April. Yay! I know the ladies linking up with the TeachingTrio’s Sunday Scoop linky are as happy it’s Sunday as [Read more…]