“What does beer have to do with an Education Blog?” you might be wondering…
My Grandma passed away recently, and she just so happened to be 99 years old and a fan of beer, so I figured the title was fitting for a post in her honor. A beer for every year, right? Plus, that song is a bit educational since it does teach one to count backwards from 99, so there’s that! (Not that I would ever use it in the classroom!) It turns out my Grandma was a big fan of education, but I never seemed to take notice when she was alive. Continue reading
Teaching can be a physically demanding job! I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis in my right foot for a year and a half from being on my feet all day at work. I tried everything for it, but since I have been wearing Dansko clogs, my foot is feeling much better!
A creative way I rest my foot during the day is by using an exercise ball as a portable chair. I am able to pull right up to my students’ desks. I can work with them easily one on one, and I am on their level. It gives my tired feet a break, and I no longer get that shooting pain in my lower back from hunching over their desks! Plus, it is easy to maneuver! I can just roll it around the room, and the kids love when I use it! You definitely should give it a shot! Please let me know how it works out for you!
I love hanging things from my ceiling; it really brings a classroom to life! As you know, I have a Dr. Seuss theme in my classroom. At the beginning of the year I read my students the story Oh the Places You’ll Go. Then we made hot air balloon glyphs to get to know each student better!
I have such a beautiful view of the Ohio River Valley from my classroom, and curtains are the perfect way to frame such a lovely scene! I love the home-like feel they give the classroom.
First Grade students love to help out in the classroom, and let’s face it; we need all the help we can get! When creating my Dr. Seuss themed classroom I wanted my job chart to be inspired by one of his books. For my job chart, I tamed the mischievous characters from The Cat and The Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and turned them into helpful creatures!
As a child I always was enthralled with the illustrations in Dr. Seuss books. I always wondered what it would be like to live in his world.
As a teacher, I want my classroom to be a beautiful place where children feel like they have stepped into a book!
When I obtained my position as a first grade teacher, I new it would be my opportunity to create my Dr. Seuss themed classroom. I always loved how colorful the trees were in his stories, so I filling my room with Truffula trees was an absolute must!