Hard to Say Goodbye

Hard to Say Goodbye

Today we had to say goodbye to our assistant principal, Mr. Riley. He’s provided us with so many amazing memories over the years. Although Mr. Avery has only had the privilege of knowing him for a short period of time since this is his first year working here,...
Miss Us When We’re Gone

Miss Us When We’re Gone

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed by. The sixth grade students have walked out the door of our elementary school for the final time. Next year they’ll walk into the middle school for the next step of their educational journey. It’s...
A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Every year we have the opportunity to head down to Cape Cod for one of our field trips. It’s always one of our favorite events of the year. We have the chance to wade through tidal pools and a creek. We explore for any organisms we can find, including crabs,...
We D.A.R.E. You – Part 1

We D.A.R.E. You – Part 1

This is the first part of a 2 part post. You can find the second post and video by clicking here. Every year, we are fortunate enough to have Officer Smith come in to share his wealth of knowledge through the D.A.R.E. program. He helps to provide us with suggestions...

We D.A.R.E. You – Part 2

This is the second part of a 2 part post. You can find the first post and video by clicking here. Every year, we are fortunate enough to have Officer Smith come in to share his wealth of knowledge through the D.A.R.E. program. He helps to provide us with suggestions...
Entering the Third Dimension

Entering the Third Dimension

We’ve written about Donors Choose on here before. It is a website that allows teachers to ask for materials that are needed or will help provide better opportunities to learn. People can then donate to that project so that the class can have the project funded...
Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

This post was featured on the Skype Social Good blog. How can I connect concepts my students are learning about to real world experiences? That’s the question that teachers ponder every day. It’s easy to throw a math problem up on the board for children to solve or...
The Great Rate Race of 2014

The Great Rate Race of 2014

Math should be fun, shouldn’t it? It’s much more exciting to practice using various activities and games as opposed to just sitting at a desk doing worksheets. At the end of every year, when reflecting upon some of the favorite things we did, one thing...

The Sound of the Holidays

The holidays are upon us again! It’s always incredible how quickly they seem to arrive. Soon we’ll be on vacation for a couple of weeks, spending time with family and friends. We’ll take a break, regroup, and come back for a new year completely...
Edublog Awards: Voting is Now Open!

Edublog Awards: Voting is Now Open!

The nominations are complete, the lists have been tallied, and now voting is open for the tenth annual Edublog Awards! Every year, the Edublog Awards tries to shed light on some of the best blogs, websites, apps, and people in education. We’ve felt extremely...