Now that I am beginning the fourth week of virtual teaching, I am ready to start small groups. I have had the students long enough now to know what they need and it is time to start small groups based upon those needs. I have been anticipating break out rooms from Google. They are supposed … Continue reading Creating Virtual Small Groups
First, I have to say I am enjoying teaching remotely more and more each week. Teaching virtually has its challenges. I am in the beginning stages, in which I am trying to figure it all out and do what I think is the most effective and efficient way to get things done. I would recommend … Continue reading My Journey with Remote Teaching
My first week of teaching students remotely went very well. I teach fifth graders all content areas. One thing that I learned from this experience is that organization will help you, your students, and parents be successful. Be sure to think about the best way to set up Google Classroom, Canvas, Seesaw, or any other … Continue reading Be Sure to Be Organized During Distance Learning
Tomorrow is a big deal for me, as a teacher. It is the first official year (2020-2021) that I will begin my journey as a Learn From Home Teacher in the public school system. Who would have guessed that 20 years ago I would be teaching students over the internet?!? Definitely, not me. When there … Continue reading Learn From Home Begins Tomorrow
Are you considered small by others? Are you small and know you need to lose weight in certain areas, but because you are small others tell you or think you don't need to lose weight? If you answered yes, then I understand. Society thinks that if you are small, you don't need to lose weight … Continue reading Small People Need to Be Healthy
It is upsetting to me when a child has problems in reading and math and the focus is always on reading. Reading is an essential life skill to have, but why does it always take the priority? Is it because of the word problems that students are required to read in math? If that is … Continue reading Is Reading More Important than Math
Sometimes it's hard to understand the process a child goes through in order to read and comprehend text. There are four important skills which lead to comprehension. The first skill is phonemic awareness, which is a person's ability to understand words are made up of sounds. Phonological awareness begins when the individual is a … Continue reading Understanding the Reading Process
I have been an educator for 20 years and within that time, I have had the opportunity to teach many kindergarten and first grade students how to read. Many teachers and parents have listened to a child read fluently and wonder why the child is not comprehending anything that is being read. I have pondered … Continue reading Can Your Child Really Read?