For the Love of {Mrs.} May

  As Teacher Appreciation Week nears, we will see a sudden influx of Why I Became a Teacher posts. More often than not, there is a certain person behind the story, and this story is about my person.     It was second grade. I didn’t know it yet, but I was…

Our Furry Reading Friends

How do you encourage your students to practice reading aloud without feeling silly, getting off-task, or feeling shy?Perhaps one of my favorite additions ever to the classroom, is the solution to this everlasting problem. Beanie Babies. Yes, those ridiculously overpriced, lovable plush animals have brought such a ray of light…

How to Make a Wooden ABC Sign

We’ve all been there. Scrolling through Pinterest, a cute, “easy” project catches our eye, and suddenly, we are off on the DIY train, guns blazing. What we DON’T know is that this point is like the calm before the storm–a moment of pure bliss, as we make a mental list…