Teaching with Intention {Chapter Three}

So I think it’s safe to say that classroom environment is important.  I am also willing to bet that something stated in your beliefs on education that you have been pondering about (and hopefully recording :D) regard the environment of your classroom.  The environment sets the tone for what happens in the classroom throughout the entire school year.  But how the heck do we begin to create a classroom environment that fits all of our hopes and dreams?  That’s a difficult task.  Debbie Miller suggests that you start by purging and organizing all of the things that sometimes clutter our… View Post

Inside My Flipped Classroom!

Hey there!  Did anyone notice that I have fallen off the blog planet lately?  You know how the first several weeks are perfect and you have everything planned, copied, and ready to go…then real life hits you and you are SwAmPeD?!?!?!  That has been me these last couple of days!  But today, I had to share a post about my flipped classroom set up!   Several weeks ago, I posted a FB question that asked if anyone out there uses a “flipped classroom” model.  I wanted to see what others were doing, what programs and routines they implemented, and so… View Post

I Heart Math Centers {Choice Boards}

Hey there!  Welcome back to my second post in my I Heart Math Centers series!  I am so excited to share this post with you as well.  Today’s post is all about my Choice Boards Center.   To make this center possible, I discovered the ever-wonderful Jennifer at Teaching to Inspire in 5th‘s 5th Grade Common Core Math Choice Boards Bundle.  This bundle includes a choice board for each and every 5th grade Common Core Standard.  The choice boards require students to demonstrate their knowledge of various skills by using models, creating diagrams, explaining in words, and so much more! They… View Post

I Heart Math Centers {I Can Math Games}

Thank you for joining me in my I Heart Math Centers series of posts!  I am excited to launch this set of posts where, one by one, I’ll share all of my math centers that are used in my 5th grade math class.  Each day this week, I will be showing off one of my centers as well as giving away the item in which I am showcasing.  Thanks for reading along!!!  Today’s post is my “I Can Game” Center!  For this center, I purchased the “I Can 5th Grade Math Games Bundle” from One Stop Teacher Shop.  Now, I’ll… View Post

Teaching with Intention {Chapter One}

I don’t know about you, but I believe that God puts certain things into your life at just the right time.  While reading Guided Math by Laney Sammons, she referenced the book Teaching with Intention by Debbie Miller and the “feeling of endless time” that Debbie discusses.  I felt so intrigued and just had to check out the book.  I downloaded a Kindle sample and read through the first couple of chapters.  I was instantly in love.  I think I fell in love so quickly because it was just what I needed as I moved from a special education position… View Post
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