Students across the country are examining the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honoring their contributions to all aspects of life. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress. The website states: “We can’t be complacent. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.” Maybe one… Continue reading Invite Families Into Your Classroom to Celebrate International Women’s Day with Bloomz
At times of grief and tragedy it is hard to know what to write because it all seems so terrifying and the feeling of helplessness swells. One thing I do know that provides comfort and clarity is talking to other teachers experiencing the same thing. Maybe you have thoughts or wisdom to share and with this… Continue reading More Questions Than Answers; One Teachers Reflection on Student Isolation
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!