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

Baking · Cooking · Desserts

Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie

PI DAY! Also known as “Pie Day!”  🙂 I had seen this recipe on my Facebook news feed and really wanted to try it out. I’m definitely a novice baker, and really want to become better at it. This recipe looked delicious, and had a fun twist on a traditional pie crust. First, you’ll need…… Continue reading Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie