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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

How Showbie Saved Me Today

How Showbie Saved Me Today

“I am going to stay and work from home today.  That will make my job easier,” said NO teacher EVER! However, sitting at Coastal Pediatrics last night at 8pm with a diagnosis of pink eye for my 11 month old, I knew what I had to do;  Stay home from work. Ugh, I hate missing … Continue reading

FaceTime In The Classroom

FaceTime In The Classroom

“The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and tyrants” – Thomas Jefferson I believe one of the most important things I get to teach about in my classroom is how we won our Liberty from Great Britain, how that impacts us even today, and how students … Continue reading

MIA: Learning a balance in life and technology

MIA: Learning a balance in life and technology

Wondering why I haven’t blogged since OCTOBER?!??!! The answer: pregnancy and a newborn.  I have acclimated to being a mama.  Now it’s time to go back to sharing my students’ work.  Check back for ideas on how to incorporate technology into classroom management, ways to share student iPad projects, and how to develop reading comprehension … Continue reading