In 4th grade, we have been talking about teamwork and collaboration.

I began the lesson with one of my favorite stories, “Arnie the Doughnut.” It’s about a naive little doughnut that doesn’t realize that his main purpose is to be eaten. The story talks about his travels home with Mr. Bing, his rough realization about his main purpose in life, Mr. Bing and Arnie’s attempts to collaborate with each other, and their final teamwork resulting in Mr. Bing’s new doughnut dog. Continue reading →

Mile High City or Bust!

Spence and I headed out to the Mile High City to watch our Houston Texans beat the Broncos.

There was much discussion about how we were traitors. Spence is legitimately a Texan – so he is obviously NOT a traitor. I ,on the other hand, was born and raised in Colorado Springs, but I’ve always been a Texas girl at heart . . . just ask anyone who has ever known me. Continue reading →

Bucket Fillers of All Ages

These past two weeks of guidance have been dedicated to Bucket Filling.

In my school, we have two classrooms for each grade level. I meet with one classroom from each grade level, each week (e.g. 1st grade on Mondays, 4th grade on Tuesdays, 3rd and 2nd grades on Wednesdays, and K on Thursdays). So after two weeks, I have meet with every class in my division. Continue reading →