Monday, January 27, 2014

A little about me...

     Let me tell you a little something about myself. I am not very tech savvy. I am fortunate to have a department of young techies who will come and hold my hand every time I get "stuck" using my Smart Board or graphing calculators. They just look at me and smile as if to say, "it's OK sweetie we will get you through this," and they do. So for me to decide to write a blog and figure out how to do this on my own is daunting task. I am however, motivated to do this and I will tell you why. I have five 4 drawer file cabinets filled with projects and units that I have created over 28 years and I want to share them. I don't want them to end up in the trash as many of my retired friends had happen to them. So whoever wants them enjoy.
      I've decided this year to use Interactive Notebooks with my Pre-Algebra 2 classes and have started adding a few to my Algebra classes as well. My students were reluctant at first and it took so long for them to cut and paste! They are getting better as the year goes on and they like having everything in one place and easy to access. My school has a majority of students who are second language learners and graphic organizers (Foldables) help them understand the material better.
     Being creative is not my gift so I have used or recreated Foldables and lessons to meet the needs of my students. Thank you to all of the bloggers who have been so generous in sharing their materials online. I don't have the time to create all of these Foldables or the money to buy them all. You have helped me in this journey more than you know.
                                                   Til next time,


  1. I just found your blog. Thank you so much for making the choice to share your ideas. I just finished my first year of teaching 8th graders after teaching 7th grade for the past 6 years. Maybe one day I will be brave like you and start a blog...maybe :). Thanks again.

    1. Welcome to my blog. So glad that you found me! I would encourage you to start a blog if you have time. (When I saw gang in your name I am assuming it means there are children and lots of commitments there.) It is a great way for me to reflect on what I am doing in class and it keeps me thinking ahead to my next unit. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment for me. It is very encouraging when I get feedback on my posts

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