Teaching Foreshadowing with Apple’s Pages

Teaching Foreshadowing with Apple’s Pages

Foreshadowing, it seems like a common enough concept to an adult, but search the term up on Safari and read over the definition you find.  I pre-loaded this large unit early in the year as we read Hatchet and Number The Stars.  Once something occurred that actually was foreshadowing and it came to be in the novel, … Continue reading

Teaching Sequence of Events with Keynote

Teaching Sequence of Events with Keynote

Retelling important events is essential in reading comprehension from kindergarten.  As students progress to advanced grades, they need to be able to identify different important plot points including: the initial conflict, climax, and resolution. An engaging way to do this is through the incorporation of iPads.  During our Hatchet unit students combined multiple apps, app … Continue reading

Character Analysis: Popplet & Tellagami

Character Analysis: Popplet & Tellagami

Anyone a huge fan of a children’s novel in which a dog does NOT die? Count me in.  Especially if that book touches on heart issues and allows students to engage in conversations on internal and external conflict.  If you haven’t read Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo with your class, it is a fantastic … Continue reading

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