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Week 28 in Class: The YouTubes


This week’s share will be YouTube videos. YouTube videos can be a great source of short videos on topics that can help illuminate a larger topic you’re teaching. Here’s how I used them: Right now we’re finishing up a unit on music (Beyond the Notes in the Open Court reading series). YouTube is a great […]

Week 22-24 in Class: The Cold/Flu Season Edition


February is rarely a productive month for me in writing about the classroom. Between a multi-day field trip up the hill (where I was sick) and being sick with a head cold that lasted a good three weeks, It’s been enough for me to limp into work most days. This doesn’t mean that the kids, […]

Week in Lab: Reminding me why I teach…


In this otherwise crazy time, I am still teaching, and for whatever reason (kids worrying about the school reconstitution, the lovely spring weather, etc.)  the students have been about as close to a dream as any teacher could hope. I’ve had a couple behavior problems, but they are much fewer and far between. In many […]

The New Units are Here!


I’ve spent the last two weekends nursing my cold, and occasionally planning for new grade level units (less time was spent on the later, trust me). Here is what I have planned: Second Grade – Fossils Another animal based unit. My planning for that unit can be found here. Below are what I’m giving the […]


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