https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaPq8I6Vd-8&feature=youtu.be My students write and produce their own newscast everyday. Through this my students have learned many real world skills!
“How to build a snowman” is a common prompt given in many classrooms during the winter. Anna Claire is in 2nd grade and several weeks ago her teacher had her write to this prompt for a Quick Write. Anna had forgotten that she had ever built a snowman before, since the last couple years we haven’t had as much snow…. Read More
My philosophy in education is always evolving and changing. It helps guide me through my professional journey! I believe all students can learn and will learn when we remove the obstacles that challenge them! Building relationship, teaching a relevant, and rigorous curriculum are all crucial in preparing students to be competitive in a global marketplace. As a professional, I feel… Read More
Tonight I was reminded of how wonderful teaching really is. I know that may sound corny, but the truth is sometimes I forget why I became a teacher. Don’t get me wrong I love all my students, but sometimes I wonder why I choose this profession when there are so many other choices out there. I always come back to… Read More
Great video to use when teaching poetry!
Star Shine News Shaw Star News (SSN): My students plan, anchor, and film the school newscast daily. My students are given a job daily. · News Anchors Guest Speakers: A local news anchor visited our classroom to give Shaw Star News advice on how to improve their broadcasting skills. Students researched the anchor prior to the visit and had… Read More
Students always love the Owl Pellet Lab! They love digging through the hair and fur to find the skeletons of the prey of the Barn Owl. Today most of the pellets had rodents in them. The students identified the rodents’ big teeth. They were so amazed at how they could really identify the prey. Seeing my students so engaged and… Read More