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Showing posts from February, 2016

Top Baby Items for New Moms (and a nursery tour)

**Warning** Not Teaching Related! As a new mom, and a teacher, I did my research before Gracie arrived to try and have the perfect everything. I checked safety reviews, recommendations from other moms, Pinterest, you name it! Well, now that we are 12 weeks in tomorrow, I wanted to share some of my must-have items that I could not have survived this "Fourth Trimester" without! Note: None of this is sponsored, this is just my personal opinion, though I will link to the products so you can check them out! 1. Ubbi Diaper Pail : No smell! It looks nice, it's sturdy, you can use any type of bag in it, smell! With these, we buy the pet cleanup bags super cheap on amazon and put diapers in them, instead of splurging on expensive arm and hammer ones.  2. Little Giraffe Blanket : My best friend gave this to me, and it is so soft and cuddly, and small, so my little one can clutch it when we're snuggling. I love silky blankets, and this one is great

Digital Learning Day 2016: Meet Students Where They're At!

Digital Learning Day 2016--Why Should You Try Something New? Because Your Students Will Thank You. My students thank me all the time for the new “stuff” we are doing this year. Go ahead--take the plunge! Believe me, if you have access to any sort of technology (even one device), then do it. That one tablet or laptop can open up a window to a universe of instructional opportunities. Your students will want to get to that tech center.  Digital Learning Day, February 17, 2016, is ultimately about bringing equal opportunity to our classrooms, regardless of location or socioeconomic status. It is about the importance of having access to Wi-Fi and up-to-date technology in our schools. Many schools have technology that is not working or that is out-of-date. State and local governments are now focusing on getting it all fixed so that our school children can succeed in the 21 st century. Here's the challenge--On February 17, 2016, try a new lesson that focuses on discove