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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.
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705, 2015

Home Life in the Classroom

By |May 7th, 2015|Teacher|0 Comments

This is the second post in a series of articles about the “Celebrations and Trials of a First-year Teacher.” (See the first post here.)
It became apparent to me very quickly that the scope of “teacher” expanded far beyond teaching. I also served as nurse, social worker, attendance police. And, occasionally, I was called mom or grandma… I […]

2904, 2015

Getting in the Groove

By |April 29th, 2015|Teacher|3 Comments

This is the first post in a series of articles about the “Celebrations and Trials of a First-year Teacher.”

Where to begin?  I got my very own classroom in the middle of the school year right after Halloween.  I needed my class and I would like to say my class needed me.  They began their school year with […]

204, 2015

Be a Leader—Take Care of Yourself!

By |April 2nd, 2015|Mom, Teacher|0 Comments

I always love articles that are thought provoking and cause me to reflect. Yes, there are tons of those.

This particular article resonated with me—not only to my teacher-side, but to my mommy-side as well. And really, it is relevant to anyone’s any-side, no matter your profession. The message is to take care of yourself because, if you […]

1103, 2015

Rainy Days

By |March 11th, 2015|Mom, Teacher|1 Comment

Needless to say, the weather around here has been wild lately.  One day, sunshiny and beautiful, and the next four, dreary, freezing, and wet!    These type of days make for a LONG day, for mommies and teachers!

No recess?!  Those were two words the kids and the teachers dreaded hearing.  That meant no opportunity for […]

203, 2015

A Huge Fan of Books

By |March 2nd, 2015|Mom, Teacher|0 Comments

Many of the fondest memories I have of my second graders relate to the read-alouds we shared. Books can take children on an adventure with the characters, transporting them to far-away lands (they’ve yet to visit) or exposing them to new creatures (they may not see anytime soon). And many books help children to recognize […]

103, 2015

The Alphabet Cheer

By |March 1st, 2015|Mom, Teacher|0 Comments

While teaching reading in second grade, I used this "alphabet cheer" with my students who were struggling with the alphabetic principle. The alphabetic principle states that letters and combinations of letters are the symbols used to represent the speech sounds of a language based on systematic and predictable relationships between written letters, symbols, and spoken words. We would say this cheer while looking at a picture that represented each letter + sound.

103, 2015

Where did you come from, FromTeacherToMom.com?

By |March 1st, 2015|Mom, Teacher|3 Comments

The short answer: because of my super supportive, loving husband.

One day when our LO was super tiny and napping, he caught me typing away on the computer. He asked what I was doing and I said that I was replying to a good teacher friend who had some questions / wonderings about teaching reading to […]