Jamboard templates for articles, authentic resources and novels

I have been wanting to take some time to play around with Jamboard- one of the apps on Google. I have made a few this or that activities on winter traditions and the Super Bowl. One of my favorite features is how easy they are to edit! My students (especially my fifth and sixth graders)Continue reading “Jamboard templates for articles, authentic resources and novels”

Super Bowl: 2021 Lesson Plans

Happy Friday! I hope you are all doing well! My baby girl finally arrived last Saturday! I have been enjoying the time with her- but I wanted to pop on here to share my activities that I made before she made her grand appearance. Thanks to Bethanie Drew, Martha Balthaser and Vanessa Monell for helpingContinue reading “Super Bowl: 2021 Lesson Plans”

Horoscopes 2021 and Best of 2020!

I think it is telling that I normally post my best of posts from 2020 earlier in December- and here we are jamming them all together! Whew! It has been a year. I am currently EXTREMELY pregnant- and hoping to fit two more weeks in with my students before baby girl comes! I am simultaneouslyContinue reading “Horoscopes 2021 and Best of 2020!”

Flippity for a mini-novel project online

We have one more week until break! WHEW! Between virtual teaching and a few long long months of my third trimester, I am exhausted! Good news: I am finishing up the book that I am writing with Florencia Henshaw! It won’t be ready for awhile since it will have to be edited etc, but IContinue reading “Flippity for a mini-novel project online”

What is working virtually: November 2020

This year continues to slog on with frequent changes! I continue to push on with teaching virtually and having my son at home with me. While I can try to roll with the punches, I definitely thrive on routine. It has seemed like my schedule changes monthly which can have me all out of sorts.Continue reading “What is working virtually: November 2020”

Brillante Viernes: September 11, 2020

Congratulations to all of the teachers (and parents!) that made it through another week! My parents were up here to help my son, and it was still exhausting juggling my own classes and helping my son. Also, over the summer, I forgot how long it takes to prep for online classes. It took longer toContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: September 11, 2020”

Brillante Viernes: September 4, 2020

Happy Friday! Whew! What a week! I am still balancing child care with being back at school (with the help of my husband) although we are all pretty much at home. Next week, my son starts school, so that will help tremendously. Even with everything going on, I am really excited for him to startContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: September 4, 2020”