• I write about all things elementary education - current events, pedagogy, resources, and educator lifestyle. I'm a constructivist who embraces EdTech and the multiple intelligences. Peace, love, + teaching.
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Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Surprise surprise…I fell behind with blogging.  Right after my last post, I found out that I was taking over for a fourth grade teacher for the rest of the year.  Unfortunately, Elementary Thoughts had to take a backseat.  Long-term subbing is not for the faint of heart.  I learned a lot as a fourth grade … Continue reading

Teachers as Entertainers

“A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrick Clarke I’ll be honest, I taught a disaster lesson in 5th grade. It’s a notoriously tough class, but I was ready (or so I thought). Well, turns out I wasn’t! Half way through … Continue reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: Mint + Lace

Just some spring inspiration.  And yes, I know I have an obsession with anything coral AND anything from Lush! Mint + Lace by shaunamccarthy featuring kenneth cole reaction tote bags Uniqlo collared shirt / NIC ZOE floral skirt / Jute shoes / Kenneth cole reaction tote bag / Anne klein watch / Banana Republic silver … Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: Math Doodles for iPad

This week, the spotlight is on Math Doodles by Carstens Studios.  Math Doodles is a whimsical app that focuses on making math fun. When the user opens up the app, there is a mini-story from the creator, Daren Carstens.  He explains how he didn’t always like math.  It’s a nice personal connection that students can make, especially … Continue reading

“Reading gives us a place to go…”

Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are. – Mason Cooley Some Friday inspiration! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend.  Relax with a good book. Photocred: @the-shadow-lands

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