It has literally been so long since I wrote a blog post that I forgot how to log in here! Oops. I apologize to my 5 readers. The wheels have been spinning, but I have been very busy and very tired. For a while now I have been mulling the idea for this entry: I am currently experiencing a career in reverse. As you know, if you have read my other posts, I left my permanent contract of 16-plus years in Manitoba and moved across the country to British Columbia. As a brand new grad in Winnipeg, I did very little substitute teaching. I was very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time six months after I graduated, when a lady at the school where I student-taught had a baby and went on maternity leave. Her leave was for one year, beginning on the last day of school before the winter break. I was hired to teach from December to December. It was a Grade 6 class, and the first six months was something of a trial-by-fire. My university courses had not at all prepared me for th
You will not find ideas here about how to make an adorable bulletin board or how to cover your filing cabinet in cute patterned tape. What you will find here are some tidbits about my life and kids, some ideas about what I use in the classroom based on research, and some opinions that I've developed based on thousands of interactions with children.