Mary Poppins and Picture Books

Last year Katie and I embarked on #bookaday.  A hashtag inviting teachers to share one picture book a day with their students.  I was a bit skeptical how reading a picture book could enhance my school day that was already full, already packed.  However, I loved picture books and loved…

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Our STUDENT-LED Spring Conferences

Second trimester report cards are upon us and with it is one of my (I will only speak for myself here, although I think Katie would agree with me) favorite times of the year: spring conferences.  Katie and I love conferences; we love spending quality time with our students and…

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September 11th: Why it’s relevant in our classroom #neverforget

Last week was the first week of school: a time to build community and lay the foundation for an amazing school year, and for us, to help our students understand that we want this year to feel different for them – a year where we cultivate their individual genius, a year where their opinions…

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