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I live in New York

I teach 3rd grade

I am an almost-digital-native and Ms. Frizzle wannabe

Rhonda

I live in New Jersey

I teach 6th grade literacy

I am passionate about my students becoming lifelong readers and writers

Beth

I live in Michigan

I teach 3rd grade

I am an enthusiastic teacher and techie, and a mom of three boys

Erin

I live in Michigan

I teach 2nd grade

I am a Tweet loving, technology integrating, mom of two with a passion for classroom design!

John

I live in New York

I teach writing for grades 5-8

I am a sharpener of minds who keeps students' thinking on point

Genia

I live in Michigan

I teach third grade

I am seriously addicted to all things technology in my teaching

Kriscia

I live in California

I teach 2nd and 3rd grades

I am an eager educator, on the hunt to find the brilliance in all

Brian

I live in North Carolina

I teach kindergarten

I am a kindergarten teacher who takes creating a fun, engaging classroom seriously

Meghan

I live in Alabama

I teach 3rd grade

I am an obsessive personality with a creative flair

Lindsey

I live in Illinois

I teach 4th grade

I am a theme-weaving, bargain-hunting, creative public educator

Shari

I live in Idaho

I teach kindergarten

I am a wife, mom, and home chef who loves cooking up ways to make learning fun in school

Christy

I live in New York

I teach K-5 technology

I am a proud supporter of American public education and a tech integrationist

Amanda

I live in Illinois

I teach 1st and 2nd grades

I am a jewelry-making, pet-loving, runner, crafter, and bilingual teacher

Allie

I live in Nevada

I teach kindergerten

I am a loving, enthusiastic teacher whose goal is to make learning exciting for every child

A Summer To-Do List

By Meghan Everette on June 11, 2014
  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Summer has officially kicked off in LA (Lower Alabama) and we are already smothered in mosquitos and humidity. It seems these days off fill up so quickly — back-to-school crayons appear in the store aisles in the blink of an eye. I’ve got summer family fun, professional development, and upcoming school year plans filling up my calendar. Here’s just a peek:

 

 

 

Summer Fun

What would summer be without a little bit of relaxing? My favorite thing to do is to wake up and watch the news in bed. That's something I’m up and out too early for during the school year. On a bigger scale, between swim team, soccer camp, and scouting activities for my boys, we have a summer road trip to six Major League Baseball stadiums planned. We can’t wait to get rolling!

Ready for the pool Boys at the ballpark

Professional Development

My school is en route to being AMSTI trained (that’s the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative). This means a week of math training in July focused on collaborative math workshops and engaging math manipulatives. I’m presenting at our state technology conference this week, and hope to catch some sessions myself. Then I’ll be traveling to Washington D.C. to the ASCD Emergent Leaders conference. I can’t wait!

Last summer I leveled all my books, and this summer I hope to upload all of them into the Book Wizard Mobile App. School kicks off in August here, so by the end of July I’ll be back in my classroom.

Summer math workshops Summer Book Labeling

Looking Ahead

This fall I’m looking forward to tackling project-based learning, a new "Going Global" school theme, and rearranging my classroom to suit our needs a bit better. I’ll be blogging weekly, so subscribe to my RSS feed for the newest post each week featuring:

  • My classroom – before and after

  • Collaborative norms

  • Professional learning teams

  • Creating quality newsletters

  • Math menus

  • Turning books into lessons

  • A Fancy Nancy party

  •  Alice in Wonderland comes alive

  • Using music transitions in the classroom

  •  . . . and much, much more!

 

I hope your summer finds you relaxed and recharged! See you in the fall!

Empty classroom

 

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