Tag Archives: Teaching

Bad Joke

In my classroom, we end our day with about ten minutes of a share, telling, or joke.  There is a sign-up list the students use to maintain some order in the process.  Many of the students lately have gotten into … Continue reading

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Traveling Sideways

In our classroom today we were suppose to be comparing two different texts with similar themes.  The story today was of a boy named Carlos who started out really wanting a particular breed of dog.  As the story progresses, the … Continue reading

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AzMERIT with a Side of Chocolate Cake

The next two weeks are AzMERIT weeks in our household. In case you do not live in Arizona and as such are lucky to not know of what I speak, the AzMERIT is a statewide standardized test that is given … Continue reading

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Stolen Love

During a lunchtime discussion, a coworker of mine started telling us about a problem she was having with a couple students in her room.  Apparently they had been sneaking back into the room at the end of the day as … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Early Pre-Christmas

Friday was the last day of school for two weeks (hooray!!)  In the classroom, we combined math and art to make these “Merry Math” trees.  As you can see, we have been working on the inverse relationship between multiplication and … Continue reading

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A Long Time Gone

So… There is something I neglected to write about, something that has significantly affected my life and has been the cause, or partial cause, of my lack of blogging. It happened back in April. It was a one line email … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Poster Making Day

Last Sunday was poster making day at Casa de Shoes on the Wrong Feet.  Carter had an All About Me poster to complete, Cody had his massive tri-fold Science poster to put together, and I had my small tri-fold Informational … Continue reading

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With Criminal Intent

Last week on my way to work – with a basket full of carefully wrapped presents resting in the passenger seat next to me – I pulled the car over fully intending to commit a crime.  I did it for … Continue reading

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What a Treasure!

I teach second grade.  This is my second year of teaching.  When I was setting up my classroom last year, I had to do some serious prioritizing.  One of the items that ended up on my “want” list, was to … Continue reading

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Old School

An old box of dot matrix printer paper found collecting dust in a classroom closet. This paper, its glory days having come and gone, became a simple box of scrap paper in my classroom last year.  We use it to … Continue reading

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