Motivation Monday… Ehhh – Wait… It’s Tuesday!

I'm not going to let my "summer brain" stop me from being highly-motivated this week! "New Teacher" orientation kicks off tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited! I was in Office Max this morning (having some MORE classroom decor printed and laminated) and I noticed they are currently having a huge sale on printing and … Continue reading Motivation Monday… Ehhh – Wait… It’s Tuesday!

“Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Project #2: Name in Decorative Wooden Letters

So after taking a "decorative tour" on┬áPinterest decorative wooden letters seem to be all the rage right now. And if that's the case... I NEED them in my new classroom! Since I am on a mission to create a "Travel Themed Classroom" to accompany my "Reading Will Take YOU Places" anthem, I first created "READ" … Continue reading “Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Project #2: Name in Decorative Wooden Letters

My “Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Adventure… Ready, Set, Go!

I was teaching 8th grade English at a small country school for the past two years. During this time, I was overwhelmed by the "crosswalk" from the old California State Standards to the new Common Core State Standards and failed to give the "look" of my classroom the proper attention. Yes... I said it... "I … Continue reading My “Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Adventure… Ready, Set, Go!