Crafts

Easy Chunky Hand-Knitted Blanket

I’ve been MIA from posting for months, and it’s mainly because I’ve been so sick! Morning sickness has kicked my butt the past few months, but I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. It’s about time, as I’m just about halfway! If you missed the announcement, yes, we’re having a BABY GIRL in May!!!!…… Continue reading Easy Chunky Hand-Knitted Blanket

Teaching

Enhancing Instruction with ReadWorks

I have been experimenting with a new approach to my reading instruction and journals for the past couple of months. Our reading curriculum, while being great for introducing fun, simple fiction stories to my first graders, is seriously lacking in its use of nonfiction. I have realized in my three short years as a teacher…… Continue reading Enhancing Instruction with ReadWorks

Cooking

Cajun Shrimp and Corn Chowder

I haven’t posted anything in weeks, so I apologize! We have been out of the country for a while on a cruise, which was so much fun!! We went to Grand Turk, St. Kitt’s, Puerto Rico, and St. Maarten. I loved each stop, but I think Puerto Rico was my very favorite. It is so…… Continue reading Cajun Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Teaching

Zearn Math

I have recently discovered a new math program that I’ve been using daily in my classroom. I actually changed up my math instruction entirely to accommodate using the program during math. Instead of using whole-group math instruction, I am doing twenty-minute centers every day. One center is Zearn math on our Chromebooks, one is small-group…… Continue reading Zearn Math