As I continue on this path of learning how to build a school, I’ve realized the most important thing is learning from others who have already been successful in similar endeavors, surrounding yourself with like minded people, and continue to build relationships and provide value with people that want to be part of your vision. The next step in this process is attending the Pencils of Promise Gala Event next Wednesday. (Link in bio to donate or learn more).
To keep it as short as possible, I wanted to work with Pencils of Promise and got denied an internship a few months ago (never heard back from them). I also reached out to volunteer recently and they responded how they weren’t looking for any volunteers, but suggested I attend their Gala Event next week if I’m interested in networking.
If you saw my last post, I recently attended a Gala Event for STEM Education and it was an incredible experience. I learned a lot and built some great relationships for the future. This event is even bigger and could possibly change my life.
As I’ve said before I want my school to teach more about Emotional Intelligence and basically everyone at this event is a huge advocate for that, so if you want to see a school that actually teaches self awareness, mindset, empathy, social skills, and many other subjects along those lines, I hope you’ll take a moment to support me in this journey.
I’m truly grateful for all of you! Thank you in advance and thank you to everyone who has already supported me! I’ll be forever grateful and just know if you ever need a favor I’ll always try my best to support any one of you 💯🙏🏼
#pencilsofpromise #pencilsofpromisegala #gofundme #gofundmedonations #gofundmecampaign #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #vaynernation #icwlh
🧠 Mindset Moment Bulletin Board 🧠
This interactive growth mindset display helps students become more self-aware and self-directed learners. 🤩🙌 @math_n_bots
explains: “I have blank ‘mindset moment’ cards for students to fill out when they want to share something about how their brain grew. It’s amazing to have students realize productive struggle and being challenged really helps their learning in the long run.” Follow her for more.
An OT once recommended the idea of allotting space for a “jumping square” in our classrooms. Ever since I first heard it, I tried my best to include it in my floor layout. The idea is that, since we have a very particular way for moving about the Montessori classroom (i.e. quietly, carefully, using walking feet), the jumping square could serve as a safe space for a lot of those extra, bigger movements. In my past experience with using it, it’s been particularly helpful for children who need an additional outlet for some more gross motor movement. It’s also typically a favorite spot in the colder, winter months out here on the East coast when outdoor time is limited. So all these years I’ve been using black tape to create a square on my classroom floor, until now. I decided to make it a jumping circle, and with red tape ⭕️. I figured why not incorporate a discreet, early introduction to Montessori grammar which uses symbols to represent different parts of speech; a verb (action) is represented by a red sphere or circle. So here it is- our red jumping circle, a safe space to get our wiggles out. #grossmotorskills #montessorigrammar
Candy Corn Arrays were a blast
This product is currently a *FREEBIE* on TPT from @amymurdock83
Thanks for the awesome Fun Friday activity @erintegration
! These 3rd graders loved it!
Made it to half term! It’s been a tough one. Well done to all the teachers out there! 🙌 I’m trying to be positive and excited but I’m too exhausted. Maybe tomorrow. Im going on my long awaited house stalk 😬 fingers crossed for a roof! 🤞#teachersofinstagram #halfterm #newhome
Who’s ready for Halloween?! This week my students did a fun Halloween Craft! We used shapes to make a jack-o-lantern. It was so much fun! This craft is now a freebie in my store! 🎃What are some of your favorite Halloween crafts?
The face of a tired and happy teacher at the end of the day Friday. Happy Fridayyy!!! Spirit week is over and I have to dress like an adult again next week. What's up with that?! #trentonmakesart
50+ FREE IDEAS
Okay, who wants to leave the house without paying admission?! 💁🏼♀️🙋🏾♀️🙋🏻♂️oh, all of you?! I thought so. Guess what? ME TOO! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
🐜This picture here looks like we packed the perfect picnic. Welp, not even close. I literally threw three yogurts and three spoons into a bag and off we went to a local pumpkin patch. 🎃
Now as for this blanket? I have to share it in stories because it folds up into a bag! I keep it in the trunk “just in case”. 🙌🏼
Find 50+ IDEAS THAT COST NOTHING in the link in bio. Happy Friday! ✌🏻
Featuring my kind of clean desk 🤷🏻♀️ Made it to the weekend!! 🙌🏼
My Graphic Design students were partnered with students from our @pltworg
Medical Detectives class to design a sticker for @danafoundation
Brain Awareness Week! They researched the brain and it’s functions, and went through the process of brainstorming thumbnails, creating a mock-up, and then transferring the image to Adobe Sketch on the iPad Pro to convert their design to digital form. They learned how to read the specs on a design brief and to make sure their project met the requirements. They did an awesome job and created some very cute sticker designs! So thankful to my coworker Monique for coming up with this great project.
How do you make and use your rubrics? I don’t like wasting paper, so I elongate my rubrics and fit two on one page. I still have room to make comments and corrections. *This is my quick “go-to” paragraph writing rubric. •••What is your favorite rubric?••
#rubrics #writing #writingrubrics #classroompinspirations
¡Lo prometido es deuda! Aquí os dejo cómo ha quedado nuestro 🌳.Cada vez que hacemos algún trabajito del otoño lo incluímos en nuestro escaparate. La idea es que este árbol sufra los cambios típicos de cada estación. ¡De momento se le caen las 🍁🍂 y le salen 🍄 a sus pies! ✨¡Disfrutad del fin de semana soletes! ✨