Saturday, April 27, 2013


Did you know that there are different ways of "knowing?"  These excerpts talk about how teachers affect how a child uses their power to help a student obey or truly "know." I've realized that I'm a "Separate Knower" as described below.  

BelenLy et. al, (1986).  "Women's Ways of Knowing:  The Development of Self, Voice and Mind" 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

5th grade Student Led Conferences

This was a great example of how to run parent/teacher/student conferences in a center format.  

Bernie and Ert!

My sister got us these cool puppets from a thrift store.  What a find!  I love the hair!

Makes me want to watch a few clips...

Sometimes I just get in the mood for a little Ernie and Bert or as we often mixup...Bernie and Ert.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Flat Stanley

Have you read Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown?  He's a flat boy that can be mailed to many places.  My second grade daughter has had a year long project to have the Flat Stanley that she drew travel and experience life while documenting it in her book due at the end of the school year.  Here's where's he's been so far.  

A trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house in Phoenix, Arizona.

Visiting our dog's grave

Visiting Air Force One in Ohio with our cousins

A happy day at DisneyWorld in Orlando, Florida

Hanging out in an airport in Texas.

A scary night with Harry Potter in Florida

A visit to Houston with our Granny

Riding a horse with friends who live in the Rocky Mountains.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


From my friend on FB:
I am sad to see us go to so much technology...what is better than reading a book that a loved one has marked in the margins their thoughts and seeing the well worn pages of a good book. To see the beautiful handwriting of our children and watch as it develops and becomes their mark.....Doodles, love notes, messages in bottles or lunch bags.....

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Principal's Day

For this years Principal and Secretaries Day, I was in charge again.  We went with the Superhero theme.  I was able to get a local Segway store to donate for the day, a Segway because every superhero needs a fancy vehicle, right?  It was a big success.  Thanks for your hard work!