If you hadn't already noticed, I love the holidays. As a teacher, I really enjoy the chance that this time of year gives us to teach our students about the many different Winter celebrations that take place around the world. It expands their worldview, and allows them to appreciate the unique customs and traditions of … Continue reading Holidays across the Globe Mini Unit Ideas!
Happy Friday! This past week, I was invited by my preferred list school to attend a webinar addressing strategies for working with disruptive students. I was very grateful for this opportunity, because I know that this is something that can be challenging to know how to handle as a supply teacher. Today, I wanted to … Continue reading Reflecting on a Recent PD Opportunity: My 3 Take-aways
Hi everyone! With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to devote this post to one of my personal favourite things about the holidays: Tradition! Traditions, in my opinion, are a crucial part of what makes this time of year so special and so much fun. Traditions give you something to look forward to, and they … Continue reading Tradition Talk: A Holiday Lesson Idea
Thank you so much for checking out this post today! I wanted to share a few ideas with you that I've found on Pinterest and been inspired by. All of them can be found in greater detail at the links below (with the exception of the toy idea-- that one we did in my Science … Continue reading Winter STEM Activities
Hello everyone! With December here and the colder weather fast approaching (at least it is, here in Canada), I thought it would be fun to share with you some fun Winter Art activity ideas I've come across recently that I think would be engaging for students. I hope you enjoy them! Let me know if … Continue reading Beautiful Winter Art Activities
Hi everyone! As some of you might know, one of my goals as a teacher is to not only prevent a fear of Math in my own future students, but to help them develop an appreciation for the subject area as well. I also am very passionate about using differentiated instruction in the classroom, in … Continue reading More Math Ideas: Using Differentiated Instruction in Assessments and Evaluation
Hello! For today's post, I'm going to get a little reflective and sentimental. Recently, I went through my "Memory Box," which is my fancy name for the container of little drawings, notes, and other handmade gifts that have been given to me by students. I love having this to cheer me up on the more … Continue reading Memory Monday: The First Lesson I Ever Taught+ My Experience with Co-op
Happy Friday everyone! My school board is on a P.A. Day today, and because I am a supply teacher, I have the day off. With my down time, I've been doing a lot of reflecting on my recent teaching experiences, and I thought I would share 3 of the lessons I have been reminded of … Continue reading Reflecting on Some Lessons I’ve Learned as a Supply Teacher Recently
Sometimes, no matter how detailed and fabulous your day plans are, you end up with extra time at the end of an instructional block when you are supply teaching. I have had this happen to me several times, and the time usually ranges anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. What do you do during these … Continue reading Time-Fillers: Activities to Keep Students’ Attention during Unplanned Moments
Hi everyone! Thank you for checking out my blog! Today, I want to talk a little bit about a classroom trend that I have heard a lot about online lately: Flexible seating. Although I am unsure about whether or not it will be feasible for me to implement this technique in my own classroom someday, … Continue reading Taking a Look at Another Teaching Trend: Flexible Seating!