3/28/18

Today, our district had our annual Next Practices Summit, where we as teachers learn about the latest and greatest in education. I learned about reading engagement, nonfiction mentor texts, and growth mindset. But best of all was our keynote speaker, AJ Julianni. He spoke about the importance of engagement in our classrooms and encouraging empowerment Read More…

3/27/18: Teacher Victory

Today, I experienced a proud teacher moment. I have a student who is a voracious reader, but she struggles with reading. Decoding is difficult for her. During the month of March, our school was challenged to read a total of 5,000 books. Students were asked to collect their number of books read. If they filled Read More…

3/24/18: Graduation

It is a short post today because it was a long day. But a big day- we officially graduated as resource (foster) parents with Montgomery County PA! My husband and I are so excited to be taking this next step in our life to become parents. We learned today at our final training that by Read More…

3/23/18: Small Moment Writing

I challenged my fourth graders today to write a small moment writing piece about their last two snow days. We talked about my snow day example, they shared theirs, and then I sent them off to write! Here’s my small moment writing: On Wednesday morning, I woke up to an extremely bright bedroom. It was Read More…

3/22/18: Passport

After two and a half years of marriage, I can finally say that everything has been switched over to my new name. Tonight, I just signed my new passport information form with my married name. It’s finally official! I don’t know why it took me so long. Maybe I wanted to hang onto Kriebel just Read More…

3/21/18: First Day of Spring

Yesterday was the first day of spring, but it certainly didn’t look like it! My husband and I did the first day of spring rituals- free food. Rita’s was first, followed by the drive-thru at Dairy Queen for cones. It was surreal- last year was warm and we couldn’t get either treat because the lines Read More…

3/20/18: Last Class

Last night, I had my last painting class for the season. It was bittersweet. While I’m happy to have my Mondays back, I’m also going to miss learning each week. We spent most of the evening laughing and complimenting each other on our artwork. It’s incredible how much we were able to accomplish in just Read More…

3/19/18: Today

I got to work this morning and took a quick glance at my calendar. Is it even possible? Do I really not have a single IEP meeting this week? Hallelujah! After last week’s multiple meetings and revisions, I am looking forward to a meeting-less week. Today, I get to teach. I get to fill my Read More…

3/18/18: Rummy-O

This afternoon after church, I sat down and played Rummy-O with my grandmother-in-law. I don’t know if you’ve ever played this game, but it’s a good one! Gram (as everyone affectionately calls her) has played this game for many years, with her children and grandchildren. When my sister-in-law comes to visit, she usually plays a Read More…

3/17/18: Early to Bed Last Night

Last night, after an exhausting day, I made a quick pizza, chopped up some veggies and squeezed dip into a bowl, and plopped down on the couch next to my husband. We looked at each other at 7:30 last night and decided that going to bed was our best option. I went to bed last Read More…