First Day of School

Today, I miss my classroom. I miss welcoming your children and teaching them and learning about them and loving them. I miss pulling into my parking spot, the sun freshly risen that apple skin hour sipping...more

A Simple Game to Keep Students in a Straight Line

If you lead a group of kids anywhere, they usually walk in clumps. This is fine if we’re trekking about on a field trip or headed out to the playground, but when we need to go from point A to point B in an efficient, orderly way, we need lines. I always liked my students […] ...more

Make Your Own Math Menu! (+Giveaway!)

It seems like just a couple weeks ago I was talking about summer boredom and math games… but look! I just published the last of the fun math game series, and already the beginning of the school year is upon us. So ....more

“Yesterday, I was Brave…”

When I first started teaching, I had a student-teaching...more

Math Game: Low Score

Here is a game that involves fractions, memory-strengthening, and a litttttle bit of gambling (…sort of… not really). It takes a little more explanation in the beginning than say, the game of 99, but once you get the hang of it, it’s very simple. Although this is recommended for grades 4-6, if your child understands […] ...more

How to Apologize Properly

Does the title sound familiar? Chances are you originally found my blog after reading my piece on teaching kids how to apologize. I’m pretty sure that’s how Verily Magazine found me, after which they asked me to write a version of apologies...more

Math Game: Divide and Conquer

***Congratulations to Charlama C., winner of the book giveaway! Thanks for participating!*** This game is a little like Go Fish, where you try to match up cards and make pairs. Unlike Go Fish, however, you don’t...more

Mushroom and Spinach Egg White Quiche

**REMINDER: BOOK GIVEAWAY ENDS TONIGHT AT 11:59PM PST! :]]** HOORAY! I JUST FOUND MY NEW FAVORITE WAY TO USE UP EGG WHITES! ...more

Ways to Use Up Egg Yolks

Made an angel food cake, egg white omelette, or some macarons and have leftover egg yolks? Here are ideas for using ‘em up!...more

Ways to Use Up Egg Whites

Using up egg yolks is easy for me. Ice cream, creme brulee,...more