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Reaching The Whole School Community

Througout the month of January, classroom teachers at my school are teaming up to put on the play Bye Bye Birdie. We are spending two full days each week practicing for the play.  This is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate as a school community. Grades one through eight start each day together at 9 AM… Continue reading Reaching The Whole School Community

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Bloomz Makes For A Stress Free Curriculum Night

At curriculum night parents and guardians meet the classroom teachers to learn about grade level curriculum and expectations for the school year. Before I implemented Bloomz as a means for parent communication I was a bit apprehensive about curriculum night. I was more accustomed to standing in front of children so I feared being faced… Continue reading Bloomz Makes For A Stress Free Curriculum Night

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Then and Now: Parent Communication

Technology has profoundly changed the way teachers connect with families in just five years. Looking back at my student teaching experience, I am amazed at the shift in communication methods. People were just signing up for Square, Google Glass was in the works, and the best multi-media smartphone of 2012 was the Apple iPhone 4S. This… Continue reading Then and Now: Parent Communication