Summer Break!

Because readership goes way down in summer, and because teachers need a break, I will be taking a break from blogging this summer.  I look forward to being back come August, with lots of great fresh teaching material. Enjoy your...

Monday Morning: Proverbs, Quotes, and More

Happy New Year! Don’t you love a new year, with all its freshness and possibility? I hope you are enjoying this goal-setting time, along with some relaxation. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor...

Happy Holidays!

  Happy Holidays!  The students are full of excitement, and I am hearing lots of cute talk about Santa. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and wonderful break. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” –Charles...

An Amazing Pencil Sharpener!

We have a new colleague on our personalized learning team, and she introduced us to an amazing pencil sharpener. Can you really get excited about a great pencil sharpener? Well, if you’re a teacher, the answer is a definitive “yes.” My students call...

Summer Break!

Time for some rest and relaxation. I will only be posting occasionally over the summer. I hope you all have a wonderful summer. “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” –Helen Keller...

The Six Syllable Types

These are six syllable types that make up the majority of words in English. They are: 1. Closed Syllables 2. Open Syllables 3. Vowel-Consonant-e Syllable 4. Consonant-le Syllable 5. R-Controlled Syllables 6. Vowel Teams What are the benefits in learning these six...