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

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

Summer Goals

Summer is here! I just finished my grad school courses – what a busy semester.  My program requires 7 core classes and the practicum (student teaching/internship).  This past semester, I took the 5 professional methods courses – English language arts & social studies, mathematics, science, reading, and differentiating instruction.  Honestly, I can’t believe I made … Continue reading

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