For our students...
This is a sampling of what inspires us so much that we share the resources with our learners.  As we get to know each other better throughout our year, this page will evolve!  We look forward to the resources that our learners might bring to this collection to inspire others.


Inspiring questions, curiosity and wonder each day...we will tap into the beauty of Wonderopolis:


We will get comfortable asking questions and making sense of data with Daily Infographic:


We will see out new texts through resources such as Nerdy Book Club:


For current news at accessible reading levels for all of our readers, we will go to News ELA:



Getting inspired is inevitable when we tap in to our resource of Kid President:



Traveling the world is made inviting and so connected as we utilize Project Explorer:


For us...
We are deeply connected to the work we do.  These resources have been carefully chosen and are utilized consistently in our interactions with students.  Through these resources you might get to know us better as educators.  We find inspiration in many places, but these are a few of our current favorites!


Building Community within our team is PARAMOUNT to everything else!  Without a solid community of learners knowing that they are safe and respected, our learning won't reach its full potential!

As we launch our year, we begin with conversations inspired by Donalyn Miller and her work with The Book Whisperer as the reading they experience will open them up to the world:

Our Genius Hour has been evolving for four years and we still rely on JOY KIRR for her LiveBinder and her blog!



We continually talk about our WHY!  So much of the philosophy that we share is supported by the ASCD:


As we become more aware global citizens, we connect with other readers and authors around the globe. To do so, we take inspiration from Pernille Ripp and rely on The Global Read Aloud for connections:








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