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Just for fun: on a more serious note

This is one of the coolest things that I have heard of in a while and I really wanted to share it with all of you! The organization More Love Letters is designed to use the art of letter writing to lift people up and remind them that all around the world there are people […]

In the News: Suspensions

Interesting article in the newspaper today, not sure what I think about it yet. The article states that a student was suspended 12 times in one year and a judge ruled that the school deprived the student of education. What do you think? http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/279368732.html

Minnesota is ranked 3rd in Nation!

I read an article that rates the best places for teachers in America, and Minnesota ranked 3rd, based on 18 factors. This first article: http://bringmethenews.com/2014/10/06/minnesota-ranked-3rd-best-place-for-teachers-in-u-s/, just talks about how we are number 3, and how it differs from a different set of rankings. Here is the link to the official ranking, which I found very interesting […]

Just for fun: Buttermilk the Goat!

This video makes me chuckle and is pretty much my all time favorite goat related video. Also, I think we should have a goat as a class pet. Anyways, enjoy.

Poetry in the Classroom…RESOURCES!

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I really love poetry! There are so many cool ways to incorporate poetry in the classroom both during National Poetry Month in April, and all year long. The attached resources provide ideas for lessons to teach different kinds of poems, and create different projects surrounding […]

Shout Out To Today’s Math Mini Lesson Teachers!

Great job  team teaching with your mini lessons Elisabeth and Leah, and  Beth and Laura! Very clear instructions and doable with our future students (:

Shout Out: DJ Laura (and Steph and Lauren)

Shout out to Laura for providing the music to our impromptu chapel break dance time. Well done. Also to everyone who participated. 🙂

Shout Out: Beth & Sophie

Shout out to Beth & Sophie for their “100 days of excellence” addition to calendar today! I love the idea of acknowledging random acts of awesomeness in the classroom. Anything involving star charts and warm fuzzies have the official Morgan Cronin seal of approval, which is a pretty big deal…


I learned about a font called Dyslexie recently that could be helpful for students with dyslexia. The characters are slanted and weighted in such a way that it is easier for people with dyslexia to read. I think it’s somewhat aesthetically pleasing, too! It’s free to download, but you do have to give them your […]

Communication is Key

We have spent a little bit of time this semester in thought about how to communicate with students in the classroom by reading Denton. So far, I have found this book to be really helpful, and even found myself thinking about some of the strategies provided in the book for communicating more effectively with students […]