I’ve got some fun things coming up that I’m excited to tell you about! First, if you like winning, you’ll want to be around here Monday…. Second, I’ll be participating in the TpT Cyber Monday Sale! And third, I’ve got THREE new lessons for Christmas that your students are going to L.O.V.E.! These lessons will all be posted to TpT… Read More
Archives for November 2013
So, while some parents around my state of Louisiana were protesting the Common Core by keeping their kids out of school on Monday (you DO NOT want to get me started on that one), I spent two days this week at an SDE Conference on Common Core State Standards for Grades 6-12. Mwahahahaha. You see what I did there? The… Read More
Well, the Saints have done it again! I was worried about Thursday Night Football, but they pulled it off. Here’s your Victory Freebie #9 – I decided to wait until this morning since the game ended late on a Thursday night. It’s a REALLY good one, but it’s a flash freebie, so it’s only available for ONE HOUR. Get it… Read More
Well all my nails are gone, but the Saints are 8-2! Woohoo! This week’s Victory Freebie is another Facebook Fan Freebie. Just click the photo below and click the “Fan Freebies” tab at the top of the Facebook page. This one’s only free for the next 24 hours, so get it while you can. Who Dat!
This is going to be a quick post, and it isn’t going to have any great teaching tips or lesson ideas. But, I wanted to link up with one of my very best (and very first!) blogging buddies. Erin (Miss Lifesaver) is doing a Thankful Thursday link-up each Thursday in November, so be sure to stop by her blog! I… Read More
Here’s something for the night owls and early birds – tonight’s victory freebie is my Fiction Genres 12-Poster Set. Hop on over to TpT to download them. Since it was a RECORD BREAKING NIGHT for the Saints, I’ll go ahead and leave it free until I wake up in a few hours. WHO DAT!
If I had my own reality show, it might be called “What NOT to Teach!” That would definitely be my theme for the next few weeks, anyway. So… Let’s talk turkey! For the love of your students, PLEASE do not incorporate the story of the first Thanksgiving into your ELA or reading lesson plans this week. Your middle grades students… Read More
Just yesterday, I had one of those AH-MAZING teaching moments with my 8th graders. I do get to experience these moments pretty regularly with my 6th graders and semi-regularly with my 7th graders, but, well, they just don’t happen with my 8th graders. That tough crowd is more likely to throw tomatoes at me than risk being caught in… Read More
Yee haw! It’s the 5th installment of Thursday Throw Down! Alright… so, it’s confession time. I truly hope this doesn’t diminish your opinion of me as an educator.. but.. well.. here goes. I don’t like groups. At all. Forreal. Yeah. It’s true. Soo…. do YOU? Now, I know it’s a best practice. I know that some students learn best that… Read More
Boy, this monthly linky party always seems to sneak up on me! This year is FLYING! Be sure to get your Thursday Throw Down blog post ready for tomorrow. You can link up your blog post about any way you make learning more interactive for your students. Tomorrow, I’ll be telling you about how I revived cooperative group work and… Read More