Wish We Were Wearing: First Day

The first day of school is both exciting and nerve wracking. It is so nice to finally get started, meet your new students and set your plans into motion. On the other hand, I usually have a hard time falling asleep, and have reoccurring nightmares about not being prepared enough, getting lost or showing up…

Top 5 Back to School Reads

First Day Jitters  By: Julie Danneberg This is a great book for reminding your students that they are not the only ones who might feel nervous about starting a new school year. The book doesn’t show you who has back to school jitters until the very last page when you find out that Sarah Hartwell…

Wish We Were Wearing: Summer

Summer - every teacher's favourite season. Most people believe that teachers spend all summer on a patio, at a cottage, travelling or on the beach. This is just not the case! Almost every teacher I know spends the summer working, taking courses, applying for jobs and preparing for next year! On those rare occasions that…

Collaborative Art for the Win!

My class last year was an interesting one! It was a challenge for sure, but the best projects I did were collaborative ones. My students loved creating this project which was inspired by this project I found on Pinterest (of course). My kiddos were super into it and so motivated to put in their best…

This Week In Our Classroom: Halloween

It doesn't seem to matter what grade I teach - Halloween takes over our lives. Between the candy, costumes, decorations and special school events - my students could not contain their excitement. Our school had our Fall Dance the week before Halloween - which meant that I was really struggling to find a way to…