Today’s egg hunt included color matching for Olivia and word matching for Easton🐰 I have a feeling we’ll be doing egg hunts once Easter has passed because they love it!😂 #egghunt #totschool #homeschoolpreschool
🌍If you are looking for sight words to use for Earth day, be sure to pull out Nouns List 1 & Nouns List 2! These lists contain a lot of cross curricular words that are perfect for talking about land forms, geography, seasons, weather and animals! ⠀
Use these SnapWords along with our FREE Earth Day download that you can get here: https://buff.ly/2KMIqQS⠀
Paleo Coconut Amino Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry💥 Growing up, I drowned everything in teriyaki or BBQ sauce. I still drown my food in sauce, but have found better sauces that don’t hurt my stomach that have better ingredients. Win win!
For lunch today: chicken breast pan seared in sesame oil, salt, garlic powder, and coconut aminos. On bottom: zucchini, broccoli, and swiss chard stir fried in toasted sesame oil, garlic powder, salt, and coconut aminos topped with sesame seeds
For the juicy pan seared chicken: Slice chicken breast into fillets. Sprinkle them with garlic powder + salt. Sear them on one side in the pan in sesame oil until browned. Flip them and cook until other side is browned. Drizzle with coconut aminos and let cook for additional minute or so.
Yes, I love selling cute clothes, but I am a teacher first! 🍎 I wore my Amelia dress to the Teacher of the Year Banquet 😊
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I look forward to being @pennstate
campus on June 21st as a keynote speaker for the College of Education’s GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Women’s Leadership Conference. A huge thank you to @pennstatebookstore
who will also be there with my book The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits for Building a Stronger Mind and Body. I can’t wait to see my Penn State family. 💙 Thanks Nittany Lions ROAR magazine for keeping Penn State athletes connected. It’s inspiring to see what current athletes and alums are doing to keep the Penn State tradition alive. Some are coaching the next generation of Nittany Lions while others dreaming big, breaking barriers, and discovering new ways to elevate and inspire others in their field of expertise. It was an honor playing for a school that hosted my heroes and then getting to be surrounded by the most intensely passionate, driven, hard working, gritty, and supportive group of teammates, coaches, teachers, trainers, alum, and fans. Penn State is a special place where connections and bonds run deep and continue to grow. #weare
💙 #EduNinjaMindset #PennState #health #movementculture #fit #picoftheday #bodybuilding #photooftheday #beastmode #football #fitnessfreaks #whstrong #volleyball #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #womenshealth #fitness #fitlife #running #fitfam #athleta #lululemon #workout #run #motivation #instafit #body #picoftheday #fitgram
Hi teacher friends. My heart is complete again. We’ve missed having a fur baby at home. Meet Willow the Border Collie. You can follow her escapades @livingwithwillow
How am I spending my long weekend??? With lots of relaxation and self care 🤗 last night I even did a puzzle -
How do you spend your long weekends?
We made it to the weekend! These are highlights from last week in class for our school spirit week. We had an aquatic theme. One day I bust loose and put on an "Aloha Cafe" sound track while we worked. The decorative license plate below is one of my souvenirs from my Hawaii trip a few years back that I have on the wall in my room. I wanted to share a little bit of the Aloha spirit with my students. Play a fun soundtrack or music while your kids work ever so often. It livens the mood for you and them. 🎶🎶🎶 Share your adventures with your students. Most of them enjoy being a part of your world as much as you enjoy being a part of theirs.💜🦋 Missing Hawaii but will miss my students even more at the end of May. Teach in the Light and Happy Easter! #hawaii
I work FOR teenagers. I am in love with this pin a new higher ground friend, Jessica, got for ATI at a Montessori conference.
I am a proud servant of the upcoming generation. Today’s youth are POWERFUL. An increase in connectivity means that our young people bridge two worlds- the digital and the physical. With information and connection open and free to them, teens are holding a powerful mirror up to our society. This ability comes with a weight and responsibility, and while many are ready to get to work and make change, teens are overwhelmed when they are unable to do something about what they see. It is our responsibility to empower teens to use their energies for productivity rather than keeping them in a hamster wheel that leads to them taking it out on themselves and engaging in dangerous risk taking. #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #iworkforteens
This isn’t my classroom library (obviously!) but I always LOVED a cozy reading nook in my classrooms growing up! And it’s got me daydreaming about how I wanna set mine up. I’ve been pulling out allll of my teacher stuff from the attic, and I’ve been finding boxes and boxes of books to stock with! But I also got some inspiration for decor.. so that being said, comment your favorite books or favorite book quotes!
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Ya know what?
🧜♀️I love mermaids.
🛍I love shopping and supporting other women who offer products they are passionate about.
💯I love quality products.
💡I love how on-trend the #directsales
industry is, right?
⚽️I love that each of these items were purchased to help raise funds for a local organization we love. [@psapride
🐰I love filling our Easter baskets with these!
🎁 I love having the perfect gifts with no fuss.
➡️What do YOU love about this industry?
Grab these 2 great deals before there gone and tons of other deals on TPT. use hashtag #HoppyHalfDeals
A little throwback to our graphing unit! Anyone else go bowling to collect data for class graphs? We had such a fun time bowling and realized our water bottles worked best, butttt we still needed some bumpers so hey, that means 2 more student volunteers!! Ha! Only if I could have bottled the giggles during this "lesson". We differentiated this SO many ways and the possibilities were endless. Have fun!! #iteachsecond #iteachfirst #iteachtoo #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teacherlife
Today sure does look a lot different than what it did 24 hours ago but snow is still in the forecast for us this weekend. UGHHHHH. This top is sold out in this color but is available in a few sizes still for under $18. Follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to get the product details for this look and others. P.S. Y’all digging my Fucci bag?!? 😂 Thanks, Hong Kong, for decent knock offs! 💁🏻♀️ http://liketk.it/2B8YV #liketkit @liketoknow.it #alaskablogger
It is Day 1 of our 3-week series on Kids & Race and we want to start it off by asking you to reflect on your own earliest experiences with race: ➡️How old were you when you had your very first race-related memory and how did it make you feel? Did you grow up talking about race and if so/not, how did it shape your identity? What would you change about your experiences around race? ⬅️ Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC) often grow up talking about race daily as a natural and unavoidable part of our experiences. Many others were raised with colorblindness as the dominant ideology, which 70% of white American mothers still subscribe to.
Colorblindness is a racial ideology that says, “I don’t see race”. People may “look different” but “we’re all the same inside” and part of “one human family”. It reflects an ideal in society in which skin color is insignificant (except it is significant). Rather than acknowledging that they are at the top of the racial hierarchy, white people may view themselves as “race-less” or say “I don’t have race”. This diverts attention away from white people’s role in creating, perpetuating and benefitting from racism and white supremacy, as well as racism as structural and embedded in policies and institutions. Another impact of colorblindness is the suppression of conversations around race and racism. People of color who do mention the very real and tangible ways that race and racism impact their life experiences and outcomes are marginalized as “playing the race card” or “reverse racists”. White parents often believe a colorblind approach will help them raise a non-racist child, however prohibiting conversations on race actually perpetuates racism and racial disparities.
Sound familiar? [Trigger Warning: Comments may be triggering, particularly for BIPOC. Please feel free to not read them or read with caution]
#disruptingracismwithkids #antiracism #consciousparenting #whitepeople #parentsofinstagram #kidsandrace #antiracist #colorblindness #racism #raisingkids #teachersofinstagram #criticallyconsciouskids
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I ran out of my classroom last Friday after school, leaving everything a hot mess, SO ready for Spring Break. I spent a few hours this morning organizing and straightening up, and I feel so much better. Ready to finish this school year STRONG! 🤗💪🏼