Not that teachers want or expect to receive gifts at the end of the year... but incase you're inclined to give, check out these 10 end of the year gifts that any teacher would be thrilled to receive!
Give me all the plaid! I'm not sure if it is because I live in northern Minnesota or because it is super "on trend", but I am obsessed with all things plaid. Especially buffalo check plaid! If you know nothing else about me, know that I will sneak in some plaid wherever I can. So … Continue reading Buffalo Plaid Classroom Decor
Rainbow, and chalkboard, and wood oh my! Even though I haven't used it in my own classroom for several years, I can't resist bright rainbow and chalkboard combinations. Every time I see it I swoon (probably more than I should). A few years ago I was asked to design a classroom decor set for a … Continue reading Rustic Rainbow Classroom Decor
I like big weights and i cannot lie... Ok... maybe thats a teeny lie. Big (aka heavy) weights to me are not necessarily what someone else (aka my husband) would consider to be heavy... but to each his own right? The reason I like weights is because I HATE running. I loathe it. Even at … Continue reading Fit Teacher Part 2
Are you in a fitness rut? Do you have a gym membership collecting dust? Do you feel like you don't know which cool new program to try or how to get started? Do you hate they idea of paying a ton of money out of pocket for something you're not sure that you will like? … Continue reading Fit Teacher Part 1
My favorite app this year One of the most exciting additions to my classroom this year has been PicCollage. I love how intuitive it is for my first graders to use and how creative they can get with it! Our classroom is not 1:1 so the ability for multiple students to create and work on … Continue reading What’s Your Favorite App? Here’s Mine!
Robots make great pets! We love using robots in our 1st grade classroom. I started integrating robots into the classroom in 2015 and haven't looked back. Currently we use Blue Bots and Wonder Workshop's Dot and Dash robots in order to enhance our 21st century learning (more on that topic later). When they're not in … Continue reading Looking for an Easy to Care for Class Pet? Try Robots!
If You Clean It, Spring Will Come Its worth a shot right? If you're anything like me March hits and you are READY for spring. Especially if you live in Minnesota like I do (I'm so over you winter). I'll be the first to admit that by this time of year cabin fever has fully … Continue reading 28 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge!
Who isn't tire of these old chairs? They're uncomfortable, they're loud and they break if you look at them cross eyed. Flexible seating has proven to be successful in elementary classrooms across the world, there is usually just one main problem. Money. Convincing unwilling admin aside, many of us just don't have the funds available … Continue reading Click Here for Flexible Seating ideas on a Budget
A Taste of the Old World There is nothing better than a filling meal of hot stew on a cold winters day. Being that I live in Minnesota we certainly get plenty of stew opportunities! Today I decided to make a family favorite recipe, one that has been passed down through generations, Goulash. You can … Continue reading Grandma’s Goulash