A Simple (but Delightful) Keepsake

Thanksgving Keepsake

  Aside from a week off school, family time, loads of food, football games and great naps, I love what Thanksgiving is all about.  I also look forward to the traditions that have begun now that Rhett is here.  This is Rhett’s third year celebrating Thanksgiving and each year we have made a Thanksgiving gift for his grandparents … [Read more…]

A Magic Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Life Cycle

My students are in complete awe of pumpkins and their life cycle and it’s all thanks to our “Magic Pumpkin Patch” bulletin board.  Each day when the kids enter the room, they experience a new stage in their pumpkin seeds’ development.  They love to predict what will pop up when they come to school the … [Read more…]

Flexible Learning Spaces

Flexible seating in an elementary classroom.

This year I am teaching second grade (after nearly 10 years in Kindergarten) and I am so excited to be using flexible seating in my classroom. What is flexible seating you ask? Throughout the day, my students are given choice in where they sit. They may sit ANYWHERE they’d like to, as long as they … [Read more…]