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Bright Ideas–No More Rummaging!

It’s 10:00. Lunch is imminent. You are halfway through a math lesson, then you hear it. Pencils rolling around supply boxes, paper crumpling. The dreaded desk rummaging has begun.Personally, if I had a dollar for every time one of my students was playing in his or her desk during a…

Bright Ideas: Simple Guided Reading Organization

Guided Reading is a necessary evil. An enigma. A Catch-22. I love guided reading and what it does for my students. I enjoy guided reading while I’m doing it, but I’ll be really honest here. Sometimes, the anticipation of doing guided reading is enough to send me running and hiding.…

Sunday Fun(?)day

The other day when I was stalking browsing Facebook, I came across this: It was like the Facebook gods were speaking directly to me. If I had to recreate this meme, it would go a little something like this: I Honestly Don’t Think It’s Physically Possible to Get Out of…

Chance of a Lifetime (Or…Monthtime?)

Let’s talk resolutions. It’s a good news/bad news situation over here for me. Bad news first—I’ve been an awful blogger for the past week (maybe 2). Started strong, but had a relapse. My bad! Good news–I have been doing a fantastic job keeping ahead of the game at school. So…

I Have a Dream…

I don’t even know where to start with this post.            Teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my favorite things about my job, hands down. One might think that it would be a fine line to walk dealing with such young students, but…

Go Mrs. Waters, It’s Your Birthday!

Okay, so I will be the first to admit—I LOVE birthdays! I will also be the first to admit…I also love my own birthday. I have slowly trained introduced my husband to the joy of the celebration of birthdays, so it should be no surprise that I am gearing up for…

A Very Hungry…Classroom Decoration!

If you’re anything like me, you always have an eye out for cute new ideas for the classroom. I constantly have my camera at the ready, a notebook on hand, and an eye/ear open for creativity–it’s all around us! I have learned that inspiration can be found in the most…