• SOL: To Give Homework or Not to Give Homework?

    February 13, 2017

    {photo credit: Mrs. Beattie’s Classroom} This is the first time I worked in a school where homework was not mandatory. In NYC, I was required to give homework every night, over the weekends and over all of the major breaks. Then, I had to hold the students accountable for actually do it, and then to top…

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  • Workshop on Dyslexia 

    January 21, 2017

    I attended a workshop today on Dyslexia and I seriously love going to professional development.  There is so much wonderful and important information out there for people, especially teachers, to learn that I just wonder why I have not been doing this my whole career.  This workshop really helped me see the light on some…

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  • Donors Choose – The Best Teacher Resource

    January 11, 2017

    As a teacher, this is one of the best emails you can receive! If you have not signed up for Donorschoose.org and you are a teacher, you are seriously missing out. This is the 4th project that I have had funded and my students are so, so lucky! They have received so many wonderful things just…

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  • SOL: Holiday Door Decorating at School

    December 13, 2016

    Every year we always have a wonderful time decorating for the holidays and what we can and can’t put up and who has the best bulletin board.   Being at my school now, we have taken the door decorating to a whole new level and done hallway decorating. Little to no learning goes on this…

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  • Daily Prompts – day two 

    November 16, 2016

    Something someone said about me that I’ll never forget. Hmm that is tough.   My first year of teaching was at a Charter School in the south Bronx. I was a minority there and 99% of my students were African American. I taught 5th grade with an amazing, amazing team. And then I also start…

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