Please be sure to read my blog to the end. This one reflects personal thoughts I have wanted to express for a long time… It is hard to believe another school year has ended in my neighborhood. Students will be enjoying summer in various ways…and, as some neighbor children have said, they will be sleeping… Continue reading Teachers and Summers Off…Really???
Soon our nation will celebrate what should be the most important holiday…Memorial Day. It will be observed on Monday, May 30. Many schools will be teaching lessons linked with why this holiday is so significant. Families will remember their loved ones who fought for our freedom and will honor those who are still with us… Continue reading Memorial Day…Great Teaching Moment
For many teachers and students, the end of the school year is about a month away. This final time is an opportunity to allow students to apply their learning which has developed throughout the entire year. I have always believed that I learned more about my students during the final month of school. I understood… Continue reading End of School Year…Keeping it Interesting
Did you know National Teacher Day is May 3, 2016? I remember the first week of May when our school’s PTO, parents, and local community showed appreciation in many ways to the teachers…it was awesome (Thank you Haine School and Cranberry Township). They organized a special luncheon and gave us gifts…not to mention our principal… Continue reading Appreciate Teachers…Many are Heroes!
Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22, 2016 and will mark its 46th year of existence. I always enjoyed this day while teaching. I was proud of the many families and community members who participated in events linked with this special day in April. The Earth Day organization is counting down to the 50th… Continue reading Earth Day…Trees for the Earth
I had the opportunity to watch the Country Music Awards recently. Tim McGraw sang his newest song, Humble and Kind. If you have not heard this song be sure to check out the link below…absolutely awesome video. Teaching students to be humble and kind is very important. Many teachers have bulletin boards linked with highlighting positive… Continue reading “Stay Humble and Kind”…Great Teaching Lesson
“He is such an excellent reader!” This has been stated by numerous teachers and parents and linked with the identity “top/high level reader”. In some cases, though, being a good reader does not mean the student understands what he read. Comprehending what one has read is an important skill that students must master in order… Continue reading Reading Versus Comprehending