Setting Up iPad Security For Classrooms

Setting Up iPad Security For Classrooms

Now that I am independently setting up a classroom environment with technology, I need to ensure that students are safely able to use the devices within the room.  In the past, the school district was in charge of pushing apps and setting up restrictions on iPads and the internet. When starting out without a tech … Continue reading

GoFundMe FUNDED

I have been blessed beyond measure to have my GoFundMe fully funded!  My anonymous donors are and have been my been my biggest supporters all my life, and I am lucky they believe in me enough to fund 6 iPads for the upcoming school year. Going forward, if you are so inclined to give $5, … Continue reading

The Big Leap

The Big Leap

In the fall I am making a huge transition in my life that I definitely did not see coming.  In August I will begin teaching 5th grade English Language Arts at a private school in Mount Pleasant.  I am excited to make this transition, and I know God has big plans for my family. However, … Continue reading

Wrinkle In Time Reading Comprehension

Wrinkle In Time Reading Comprehension

We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.” ― Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time If you have not read Wrinkle In Time and you teach upper-level elementary students, I encourage you to put it on your reading list this school year.  Wrinkle in Time is a great … Continue reading

Reading Intervention with Explain Everything

Reading Intervention with Explain Everything

We have all had students behind on decoding skills: one month behind, two, three, twelve, twenty.  But what do we do when parents struggle with decoding words?  How can we serve children and grow their confidence and fluency when they go home to parents who can’t read the spelling lists either? They say apples don’t … Continue reading

Teaching Politics With Pages and iMovie

Teaching Politics With Pages and iMovie

Who wanted to teach about government and politics after our recent ugly election?  Elections often bring so much negativity to the limelight whether it be with the candidates or across social media platforms. In our classroom, students participate in mock government.  They run for class elections and are placed in the Federalist or Anti-Federalist party.  I’ve … Continue reading

Classroom Management With Pages and Showbie

Classroom Management With Pages and Showbie

It ain’t easy being a teacher out there in March.  I pride our classroom in cultivating independent and motivated learners, but sometimes it takes a little more motivation from me to keep students focused.  I am not a teacher that makes student pull their clip down or pull cards when they are not focused.  Most … Continue reading