It’s summer, and everyone knows that teachers get summers off. I was thinking about this while I was on my morning run. My morning run. During the school year, I don’t have the time for a morning run, so this is definitely a major perk of the summer. And I’m blogging. It’s a lot easier… Continue reading The “Teachers Get Summers Off” Debate
I’m so pleased to share that in just under a month I will be taking part in the Creeks to Coast workshop presented by Georgia Aquarium. Georgia-Pacific has generously provided funding for teachers (like me!) to take part in this week-long workshop adventure. During Creeks to Coast, we will be studying the Chattahoochee River and… Continue reading Announcing a river exploration adventure!
I am always amazed how many opportunities are available for teachers. There are a couple I wanted to share with you. The first is Honeywell’s Green Boot Camp. This program is for middle school teachers of any content area who are interested in bringing green education into your class room. The program is June 24-28… Continue reading Two interesting summer opportunities for teachers
I heard about the book Wonder (by RJ Palacio) a few months ago from a couple of the blogs I follow. Then recently talk of it has popped up on Twitter. I decided I should check it, so I went to Amazon and downloaded the free sample for my Kindle. Or at least that’s what… Continue reading Wonder
There are times in summer when you’re out and are reminded of back to school. During those times, your first thought often is. “But I’m not ready to go back to school yet!” This happened to me on the fourth of July. I was at Target with my sister when I saw it – the… Continue reading The Switch
As I near back to school time, one of my ever increasing thoughts is that of shoes. Summertime is bliss. I can wear whatever shoes I wish. This summer, I’ve been enjoying wearing my Brooks Adrenaline running shoes for working out and my Converse One Star shoes for everything else. The common denominator? Comfort, tennis… Continue reading Walk a mile in my shoes
This is in response to Krissy’s post on Half Baked Ideas. What if all students (and I!) kept an Explorer’s Journal? It’d be like a sketchbook with prompts given. Students can write, draw, collage, etc., but the big idea is looking at the world in a different way. I just need to find the right… Continue reading My “half-baked” ideas