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

Aquarium Fun

What a beautiful weekend!  I went to the New England Aquarium in Boston on Saturday.  It’s funny – I remember it being a lot bigger when I went on field trips there in elementary school :).  The penguins were so funny – some of them were basking in the “sun” the whole time we were … Continue reading

Today I Learned…

I saw a similar idea on Pinterest with the phrase “I love you because…” I thought it was adorable, but wanted to adapt it to the classroom. Inspired by TIL on reddit, I created this with a $10 vintage chalkboard from TJ Maxx and metallic Sharpies. I’m hoping my mentor teacher will let me bring … Continue reading

Summer Vacation Activities

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day!  This is the last stretch of the school year – summer is almost here!  As summer vacation nears, many parents wonder, “How do I keep the kids busy this summer?”  Some parents already have vacations and summer camps planned.  Unfortunately, for many, the answer is watching television, … Continue reading

Book List

I love reading!  This past semester was so busy that I stopped reading anything that wasn’t a textbook.  Now that I have some extra free time, I have a lot of books I want to read. I love reading fiction, especially the Harry Potter books.  This summer, I want to branch out and read books that … Continue reading

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