Kindle version of my book – GIVEAWAY!

Kindle version of my book – GIVEAWAY!

Oct 19

I’m so happy at the response of my book, I’d like to give away FIVE, yes five Kindle copies.  This contest is for the Kindle version only – if you’d like a copy of the physical book, you can order one right here! a Rafflecopter...

Tree Models

Tree Models

Oct 18

This week my class began our Tree PBL.  PBL (Project Based Learning) is all about voice and choice and giving kids a chance to express what they’d like to do with their learning.  We have finished our Butterfly project (we still are waiting for a few to emerge from their chrysalises, and patience doesn’t come in spades in kindergarten, but I digress…) and I went ahead and took...

Kindle and Paperback now available!

Kindle and Paperback now available!

Oct 09

My book is now available in both Kindle and Paperback!  I’m so excited to finally let folks read a part of my journey.  Have you read it?  I’d love for more reviews on the Amazon page....

Let’s giveaway more books!

Let’s giveaway more books!

Oct 04

I’m so excited about the response to my new book, I’m giving away more!  Check out the book’s page on Amazon here too!  I’m hoping to get more positive book reviews from readers. a Rafflecopter...

Book Giveaway!

Book Giveaway!

Sep 26

Well the physical copy of the book is OUT!  To celebrate, I’m giving away a few copies.  I’m so excited to finally share it with you.  The Kindle version should be available very soon. You can buy the book here. a Rafflecopter...

We’re getting there.

We’re getting there.

Aug 15

Well the book is DONE.  It’s been edited, illustrated, and now it’s just getting formatted for both paperback and Kindle.  I hope to have a paperback proof in a couple of weeks and then let everyone know when they can purchase a...

Something’s Coming…

Something’s Coming…

Jun 26

Well I’ve had lots of folks ask me, ‘Why aren’t you writing anymore?’  The short answer is, I am.  The longer answer is, while I may not be blogging, the writing is still happening. Over the last couple of years, I’ve shifted away from the daily blogging over to the Facebook page simple because it’s quicker and there seems to be more of a community feel over...

ESGI Giveaway!

ESGI Giveaway!

Dec 01

The amazing folks over at ESGI have generously offered a giveaway of a one year subscription to their assessment software.  If you’re unfamiliar with ESGI – take a peek at my introductory post.  This software will literally change the way you assess your students, but more importantly (in my book anyway) – it will change the way you USE that data to teach. By far, my favorite...

Grateful.

Grateful.

Nov 26

When I taught second grade, my students made a Grateful Book each year. They were truly amazing.  Now in kindergarten, we make a Grateful Placemat with what we’re most grateful (almost always a family member, occasionally a pet, but never toys or material objects).  This year, as we pause to give thanks, I’d like to put it here, in writing, how grateful I am for the blessings I...

Mr. Holland

Mr. Holland

Nov 19

Well, it’s my first sick day of the school year.  I slept until eight.  Then got up, ate, and when back to sleep until noon.  Clearly I was fighting something and nothing beats germs better than sleep in my book. Once up, I moved myself to the sofa and started looking for a movie and stumbled upon Mr. Holland’s Opus.  I haven’t seen this movie in a very long time, probably...

Lately.

Lately.

Nov 09

I’ve been getting some questions lately about where I am online.  There was a time where my posts where flying almost daily.  I’d run home, eager to share a story or sweet comment made by a sprout and sit at my computer pounding the keys until it seemed just perfect.  Lately, that hasn’t been happening.  My focus has shifted and while I still am writing feverishly, I’m...