This week in Our Classroom: Community Building

With my class I have been working really hard to build a strong classroom community. I'm in a small school where the students have known each other for years and have been in the same class every year since kindergarten. They are all like siblings, prodding and poking at each other in just the right…

8 Things to Include in Your Supply Binder

I’m not good at being away - sick or otherwise. I’m a bit of a control freak, and I have a very guilty conscience (I frequently think: “I’m not sick enough to be away”). Really, no one wants to be away from the classroom, but it is inevitable. I try to make sure that I…