Saturday, August 10, 2019

New School Year!

I want to wish everyone a wonderful year.  
I know we will all be so stressed trying to get everything together but please remember that YOU CAN DO THIS!  It will get easier and fall into place.  After attending the Ron Clark Academy, I knew that I wanted to make some changes.  I saw the red lasers that Ron's students were using to explain their thinking.  Ron also used the "Red Button" and the "Snowstorm" to reward students.  I was thinking of what I can use to help reward students that give an awesome answer so I purchased a Bubbletron machine.  I am so lucky to have a VERY supportive Assistant Principal who also attended the academy with me.  She found ways to help me with my goals.  I was honored to have donors to purchase my lasers and Bubbletron.  

I also added a stage to my classroom.  My awesome teammate made my stage for me.  It is seriously the best and it can be used for added storage.  My friend/teammate is the most talented!  I have taught at a private school, charter school, and now a public school.  I have taught at my current school for 9 years.  I am definitely not perfect but one tip that I would suggest would be to show your students that you love them and you truly want them to succeed.  I have always kept the idea in my head to always "Teach your students the way that you want your child's teacher to teach."  If a student doesn't think that you love them, they will act out.  My students are not always perfect with their behavior in class but they know that if they do fall, that I will still love them. 

 Our job as teachers are so important; sometimes, we are their only constant.  Let's make a difference!  Today is the day because tomorrow is never promised.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Classroom stage and storage

Please excuse my messy classroom at the moment but my stage has been delivered! I’m going to paint it in the next couple of weeks❤️ My friend/coworker outdid herself!! It has lots of storage and it will help my students reach the Promethean board!




Readbox

I’ve put off making this for many years but it was time to take the time to make it! I first saw it in @sweetteaching classroom!! Our district’s media center had one on display and I finally made it:) I will change the books every couple of weeks to keep the students engaged❤️❤️ PS. Please excuse the books; I haven’t organized them yet 




Friday, June 14, 2019

Bubbletron

If you had the privilege to visit the Ron Clark Academy; you would have seen the Snow machine and the “Red Button” used in Ron Clark’s classroom.  He used them with his students when they were participating and gave an awesome answer! I used that as Inspiration and decided to try the bubble machine in my classroom.  It will not be used after every single answer but as a surprise when a very impressive answer is being answered by one of my students.  I will just be a “shot” of bubbles but it will be a major motivator for the higher-order answers! #ronclarkacademy





Wednesday, June 12, 2019

My first Apple Pencil

Yay! My first Apple Pencil!! Can’t wait to use it with my new class iPad❤️ #applepencil




Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Classroom buttons

Our teachers are very lucky that our district has a wonderful media center.  Teachers from other districts always say that they don’t have a big resource like we have and to be thankful! I’m loving the birthday and dojo buttons for my new class❤️