Pining for Pinterest

My fancy new “teacher toolbox” is a cheap, easy and fun idea that I recently found with my new favorite web tool, Pinterest! Paula Naugle invited me months ago, but it wasn’t until when she mentioned it at EdCamp Louisiana (which was awesome, BTW) that I decided to check it out. If you are anything like me, you will be INSTANTLY ADDICTED to pinning, so be careful!!! Continue reading Pining for Pinterest

My minimalist classroom

I have been back at work for over a month now, and it has taken this long for me to realize that I really love my classroom! I am starting my second year in a VERY large classroom that was given to me “as is” with a lot of work that needed to be done. In other words, it was a real “fixer upper” with cabinets filled with old supplies, and lots of dust and spiderwebs. Nevertheless, it was worth the work needed to get it ready for the size and potential of the room. Last year, I was very happy with progress I made getting rid of all the existing the junk and bringing in my own. Yes, I brought a lot of my own junk in, but at the time I thought it was necessary. Continue reading My minimalist classroom