User Question- Why am I getting “connection requests” from people on Bloomz? What does that do? I hear this question a lot from both teachers and parents. Most of the time, they are wary of this invite. It becomes the “friend request on Facebook from the person that you may have went to elementary school… Continue reading Tips and Tricks: Connection Requests
That’s my oven… When making parent phone calls, it is easy to get caught up in chatting about everything from their children to the weather. You plan for a quick talk, and the next time you check your watch it has been 45 minutes! As teachers, it is so easy to do. After all- this… Continue reading Feeling Like You Are “Fall-ing” Behind?…. 5 tips for Staying on Top of Anecdotal Information and Parent Communication
It’s rare that I read an article and have a complete “aha, yes! moment”. Larry Ferlazzo’s article entitled “Involvement or Engagement” did exactly that. Parental Engagement has become a trendy buzz word that has circled the education world for the last several years as something each teacher and school should be implementing. But what does… Continue reading Involvement vs Engagement- Do You Know The Difference?
Every year at our school we hold a Harvest Fest Community Event. It is one of our biggest events of the year. We bring in over 100 pumpkins to the playground for our own pumpkin patch. We decorate the school with scarecrows. We build a hay maze out of the unused straw. We have a… Continue reading Community Event Planning- How to go from crazy to cake! (Literally)
Why did you become a teacher? The concepts in elementary school did not come easily to me. I understood what it was like to struggle in class and feel embarrassed. I wanted to be a teacher who could relate to students in the same situation. Whether it was with academics or behavior – developing a… Continue reading Featured Teacher Of The Week- Karen Policar
1. Why did you become a teacher? I am passionate about growing food and changing our current food industry into something more sustainable. I realized that as adults it is much more difficult to change a behavior. But the children of this beautiful planet could be taught to appreciate nature and gardening from an early age,… Continue reading Bloomz Teacher of the Week- Katherine Stewart
1. Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because it’s the best way I know how to have a positive impact in the world – plus 5th graders are pretty awesome! I came to teaching with a passion for education as a form of social justice, and I love how much I learn from… Continue reading Bloomz Teacher Of The Week- Audrey Jackson