Monthly Archives February 2014

I Can’t Believe I Actually Had to Say This…

I teach 8th grade and every day is a new adventure. While all days are exhausting, most are at least somewhat amusing. “Colton, please stop drinking sparkling apple juice from an empty chip bag!” Yep, I actually had to say that today. You just can’t make this stuff up. Sidenote: I do have to hand…

Little Steps

“How about some dinner, Bob? Are you feeling up to that?” “Yeah, I’m starving.” “I bet you are. You didn’t eat anything while you were sick. What sounds good?” “Because I’m so hungry, I’m gonna have to go with a really, really, really big Popsicle.”

Where Would That Be On the Map?

“Mom? You know how some people are Jewish?” “I do.” “Well there’s a kid at my school who’s gibberish.” “That’s not a thing you can be.” “Well, the teacher said the kid was speaking gibberish.” “Okay…” “So at least I know he has a gibberish accent.

Preschool Shapes and Math Exploration

Since I never liked math growing up, I really am trying hard to teach my children good math habits.  The reason most people don’t like math doesn’t have to to with the real way that mathematicians think about numbers.  I remember 4th grade math we had to memorize the times tables. We had to take a timed test…

Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

While I’d like to take credit for these, I didn’t come up with the idea myself. I saw it on Pinterest, and all I can say is that I did go to the store myself and I punched the designs into the paint chip cards. Not much effort on my part, but I’m still impressed…