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Gang Signs and the Vomit Touch

Last week I was walking my class back to our classroom from lunch, and noticed that a bunch of the boys were hanging back in the line. They had all four fingers crossed on both hands and were holding them up waving them around. I told them to quit playing Read More...

Kids and Nature

Teaching my students all about nature! Many kids today don't get to go out into nature much. It is too bad, because when I was growing up, I remember running around outside from after breakfast till the streetlights came on! We caught crayfish and minnows Read More...

Science Family Night

I hosted my first science family night tonight! It was totally worth the effort and a great night! I had my students each complete a science fair project over the past month and I invited them to bring their families in to see all the projects displayed. Read More...

The Mayflower, Corks and Boat Races

Whose Mayflower can sail the fastest? The "SS Swag" Sometimes I get my best teaching ideas at the last minute. On Friday at about 4 in the morning, I woke up and was laying there staring at the ceiling, when all of a sudden the most awesome Thanksgiving Read More...

The Car Pick Up Line

What is the biggest complaint about the car pick up line? That it takes too long! I have directed traffic in our school's car pick up line for about 5 years now. I am out there rain or shine, standing there waving my arm trying to get parents to please Read More...

An Empty Classroom

Believe it or not, most teachers get nervous and excited about the first day of school! We even have two of them to get through- our first teacher day back, and then the first day back for students. Walking into a quiet empty classroom can cause different Read More...