Saturday, December 7, 2013

Yesterday was an awesome day!  My 7th graders taped a Town Hall Meeting to get students psyched for our annual Winter Ball!  They were amazing!  Kids wore crazy hats and reviewed PRIDE expectations with slides and they danced and sang their own version of the 12 days of Christmas (12 days of PRIDE)!  It was truly a day I loved my job!!

Soooo . . . now to come up with some ideas for kid to parent Christmas gifts!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Classroom mgmt. IDEA!!!  Kids put finished work in the RED bin.  Any assignments kids need are in the BLUE bin.  On the bellringer slide on the Smartboard is a little picture of the BLUE bin - kids know to make sure to pick it up.  Routines and daily procedures are easy ways to keep kids on track.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My classroom!  This is going to be a great year!
Soooo . . . I'm in a trailer this year - oh forgive me - a learning cottage - anywho I LUV IT!  It's so cozy and I can literally "reach out and touch someone" in a matter of seconds.  Pictures to come! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I have great expectations for the new school year!  I've spent days decorating my "learning cottage" and it is cozy and inviting and will be even better with my students in it.  I can't wait to meet the new teachers who will be teaching at Haut Gap Middle School.  Our new faculty will be a mixture of newbies and veterans which means all of us will learn from each other.

Sooooo there's alot of talk, as usual around this time, about salaries not meeting the needs of teachers raising families.  What do you think?  

Remember to check out for websites and other cool teacher info I find!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ok - so every time I'm looking for something specific online I end up on a million other sites with the coolest stuff I can use at school - so I favorite it and I pin it and I post it - but do I remember it when it comes time for a perfect time to use it ???  hmmmmm . . . NO!  any suggestions?

Friday, July 26, 2013

"This week flew by like a witch on a broom!"

One of my students posted the subject quote on her facebook - and it's soooo true!  What happened to this week?  I began inputting the ton of contacts I made at HSTW conference during my presentations.  Soon I can start sending you guys cool stuff I find!

Soooo - how are you guys going to spend the rest of your summer??!!

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Monday, July 22, 2013    Get busy filling up your classroom with exactly what you need!
WOW!  Just presented at one of the best High Schools That Work summer conferences ever!

When I present at conferences I always get psyched for teaching my own students.  I remember fun activities to include in my own lesson plans.  This year my favorite presentation was "I'm Not Sharing My Popcorn!" - a collection of ideas on using video clips in any classroom.  For those who attended or you guys who are interested, check out the new page "conferences" on my website, - I've posted key points and "stuff" from my HSTW presentations!