Homework.  That eight letter word that students HATE!  That word that forces teachers to give countless speeches on responsibility.  That word that … [Continue reading]

Text Structures Anchor Charts

During Reading Camp this week, we created these text structure anchor charts to help students find signal words for identifying the way the author set … [Continue reading]

Belting it out Opera Style!

"Remember to rereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeead!"  I belted out my best opera voice today at our STAAR Wars Themed pep rally for our kiddos taking the STAAR … [Continue reading]

Fun during test prep? You bet!

Amidst the frenzy of Math Camp (2 hours a day of test prep), my class managed to squeeze in some time to play some fun math games.  I haven't taught … [Continue reading]

Come on in

I found it fitting to open up my blog with an open door.  No, not the "open door" policy, but my classroom door that greets my students and colleagues … [Continue reading]

Lift off!

Day 1 Today I'm taking my teaching and learning to new levels....out into cyberspace!  Wish me luck!  :) … [Continue reading]