Hi Friends!Guess what?!I'm going to be a little controversial today.I'm going to talk about...TESTING (DUN, DUN, DUUUUN!!!)I know, I know, it can be a super-scary word. There's so much talk about how we're testing students too much, (and I completely agree with this) BUT, we never talk about the positive components of testing (yes, there are some). This is because the focus is always on ... Read More about NWEA Testing in the Primary Grades
Hi Friends! It's hard to believe that it's the beginning of February already! The month tends to pass by quickly because it's the shortest month of the year, but also because it's full of Parent-Teacher Conferences, Valentine's Day and President's Day festivities. Since it is such a busy time, I've teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to share a FREE book of winter resources! Today I am ... Read More about Winter Resources E-Book!
Hi Friends! As we creep up on the 100th Day of School, I can't help but reflect on how far my sweet kindergarteners have come since the beginning of the year! They've grown up in the blink of an eye and evolved into these confident, little learners. My heart is always full thinking about their progress up until this point... so obviously we must celebrate BIG! So lets just ... Read More about 100th Day of School Celebrations
Hi Friends!! Can you believe we're just days away from Thanksgiving and Black Friday?! Eeeeeek! The shopping, the deals, the music, the pumpkin and peppermint, the CHEER!! It just seems like everyone is so happy this time of year and that of course makes me smile. Of course, this time of year always encourages me to sit back (with my pumpkin or peppermint coffee treat of course) and ... Read More about All I Want For Black Friday!
Hi Friends!Happy Thursday! I can't even believe we are officially two weeks away from Thanksgiving. We've been so busy getting our learn on in kindergarten that I've just lost track of time. I'm so pleased with the progress my kinders have made so far. We have had a lot of changes this year but the biggest change has been our transition to all-day/every day kindergarten. In the past ... Read More about Well Hello There Turkeys!