It was the summer of August 2015 when I started working at a new school, West Seattle Montessori and Academy. I landed the position as a Lower Elementary Teacher of a class called The Horned Owls. There were two other owl themed classes, Barn and Snowy. All three owl crews were made up of… Continue reading How My School Got Started With Bloomz
Being that it is my 4th year as a classroom teacher, there are plenty of teachable moments to reflect upon. I teach lower elementary at West Seattle Montessori & Academy. I have a multi-grade classroom with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. I teach math, science, literacy, art, and cultural. Looking back at 2017 here are… Continue reading My Top Ten Bloomz Moments from 2017
When a parent supports their child’s education, academic success follows. Here are three ways Bloomz makes it easy for parents to help children succeed in school. 1.Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences It is important to attend back to school night at the beginning of the year to understand the teacher’s expectations as well as school-wide… Continue reading Three Ways Parents Using Bloomz Help Children Succeed in School
In order to get the most out of Bloomz as a parent, utilize these three features and experience excellent school communication. You and your family will be easily identifiable by teachers as you develop relationships to benefit your child’s academic and social-emotional success. Upload Your Profile Picture Teachers and parents will get to know you… Continue reading Parents: Three Tips to Optimize Your Bloomz Experience
A parent volunteer’s enthusiasm and energy makes an impact in the students’ experience. Each parent has a special gift to contribute to the classroom. Some have time to show up and teach a craft while others can provide items for group projects. As volunteer needs arise, post a sign-up on Bloomz to encourage community participation. I… Continue reading Teachers Truly Value Volunteers!
Are you still using email to communicate with families? Have you noticed that parents aren’t opening them or they do two days after you needed? More and more these days, parents are bombarded by emails from all kinds of sources, from regular communications to promotional emails, junk email, and more. Teachers can’t expect to reliably… Continue reading Your Classroom Needs More Than Just Email for Parent Communication!
In my classroom I integrate technology Montessori style. Traditionally Montessori did not incorporate technology but at my school we include it as an option since technical literacy is an important skill valued in society. Students get blocks of open work time and a checklist of goals to accomplish. Everyone completes the work at their own pace.… Continue reading Combining Other E-Learning Tools With Bloomz