Hello, all! Happy Sunday! We've just finished our second full week of school in my district - we started on a Monday again this year. It seems weird to say this, but so far, this year feels almost normal ... I'm crossing my fingers so I don't jinx us 🤣 We're coming off a wonderful 3-day weekend ... I feel badly saying, "much-needed 3-day weekend" at this point in the school year, but it was ... Read More about Vocabulary Instruction 3 Ways
Happy Friday, friends! I'm coming to you today from as I take advantage of my last day off before school starts on Monday, and while I'm sad to see our summer vacation come to an end, brainstorming new activities and buying a new coffee mug are helping with my motivation to head back to my classroom 🤣 If you're still looking for the first days of school activities that DON'T involve going over the ... Read More about 5 Activities for the First Day of School – Part 2
Hey, all! I hope you're having a great weekend and squeezing the last ounces of fun out of your summer vacation ☀️ I CANNOT believe August is upon us and it's time to start thinking about heading back to school. I always try to start the school year off on the right foot with my students by learning about who they are, their likes, dislikes, and future plans. I DO NOT go over the syllabus on the ... Read More about 5 Activities for the First Day of School – Part 1
Happy Monday, friends! My family and I just returned from our week at the beach and, with the exception of the gross seaweed we swam with (ewwww!) it was a pretty relaxing vacation! We love our time in Destin/Miramar Beach each year and were able to fly instead of drive like we normally do - let me tell you! That hour and twenty-minute flight was MUCH more relaxing than the 13-hour drive! (Fingers ... Read More about Exciting Discounts from Dell!
Happy ... um ... Monday? I think? We've reached that lovely part of summer vacation when each morning starts with this question from my daughters, "Um, Mom? What day is it?" Before I respond, I have to check my watch or my phone because I genuinely don't know, either ... and it's fantastic! Even though we're still many MANY glorious weeks away from starting the 22-23 school year, my teacher-brain ... Read More about 5 FUN Ways to Start Class