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Rube Goldberg Machines

I had the opportunity to serve an internship at Edith Bowen Laboratory School in Logan, Utah while attending Utah State University. I loved every minute of my internship, particularly the third grade teacher I worked with, Missy Shunn-Mitchell. She had a passion for teaching-especially with science. Her passion for science opened my eyes to the endless…… Continue reading Rube Goldberg Machines

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Bookmark Reports

At our third grade collaboration, one of the teachers shared her ingenious take on reading calendars and book reports. My own experience with monthly reading calendars has led to disappointment. While a handful of my students have reported their nightly reading and had their parents sign it, I’ve had kids never remembering to turn any…… Continue reading Bookmark Reports

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Totem Poles

Each week in my classroom, I plan an activity that goes along with our story within the Journeys English program. We recently read a Native American legend and I was scrambling to find an activity that aligned with the short story. When I was student teaching in fifth grade, we had made totem poles for…… Continue reading Totem Poles

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Prodigy

While I was a long-term substitute teacher for a third grade classroom in Logan, Utah, I gained so many amazing and useful resources from the teacher I was temporarily replacing for maternity leave. She told me about a math resource, Prodigy, that she used with her students. I had seen the students playing the game…… Continue reading Prodigy

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Masters of Science, Curriculum and Instruction

Well, I did it!! I am enrolled to begin my masters degree on March 1st through Western Governors University. As of right now, I’m taking four classes during my six-month term, but will most likely migrate more courses into my term once I finish those classes. The wonderful thing about WGU is that once you…… Continue reading Masters of Science, Curriculum and Instruction

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Masters Degree

Recently, I’ve been looking into getting my masters degree. It opens up so many doors, and helps me grow and develop as a teacher. I want to continue to improve, and will never stop learning and incorporating best practices, theories, and research into my own teaching. I inquired about Utah State’s master’s program, but I…… Continue reading Masters Degree