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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“THAT, my friends, is what mentorship is all about!”

GENIUS HOUR AND MENTORSHIP We are knee deep into our second year of Genius Hour.  As we continue to be more knowledge and comfortable with this process, we continue to make adjustments and improvements.  There aren’t many requirements with Genius Hour; that is kinda the whole point.  It’s a time…

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Voice, Choice, and Being ‘Awake’

Our wing of the school was lucky enough to receive some updates this summer: new carpet and some fresh paint and new flooring in the hallway.  Because of this, it felt like Katie and I had to move (for what seems like the millionth time).  Although putting all of our supplies…

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