Set the Stage to Engage: A new blog series

I am beyond excited to announce a new series that I will begin next week here on the blog!  

But, no! Not coffee. Or a selfie. Rather an explanation. 

Oh. My. Word. 

Where have I been? 

Four words...

The. Ron. Clark. Academy.
{The switch to 5th grade about killed me! More on that later...}

And what a year it has been. But I won't get into all of that now for fear of boring you or scaring you away. Instead I will be breaking it down for you in the coming weeks, and I will be sharing all of the posts that I have been meaning to share all. year. long. 

I am filled with ideas to share. Here are some of the things coming up on my blog. 

I will be sharing all about my nonfiction spy lab that I posted on instagram several weeks ago... I taught my kids 36 Greek and Latin Roots in 3 days {thank goodness for superheroes and twister}... spin on teaching fairy tales...

...and some new games that my kids fell in love with this year!

Each week, I will be posting some new ideas that truly captivated my students. I have an entire year's worth of ideas to share. Get ready! 

I would also like to add to my "bag of tricks" with all of your amazing ideas, so I would love for you to link-up!

More details to come! Until then, go prop your feet up, relax, and enjoy this beautiful summer. You certainly deserve it! 



  1. I cannot wait to read these posts!!! The pics, themselves, are already so amazing and inspiring.

    Runde's Room

  2. I love your Set the Stage 2 Engage packet and I am so excited to see what you have to share!! Your ideas are so much fun :)

  3. Super curios about your amazing ideas!!!

  4. Looking forward to this!

    :) Shelley

  5. Sounds fantastic, can't wait to hear these ideas!
    Dawn Zamora

  6. You are truly amazing, and I can't wait to hear all about your fantastic lessons on more detail!!!

  7. Engagement is where I need plenty of improvement! I'm looking forward to what you have to offer.

  8. Cannot wait to read all about it!

  9. I can't wait!!! I'm moving to 5th this year, too, so I can definitely use all the help! :)

  10. Met you in May at RCA! I'm still floating from the experience! I just can't get enough! Can't wait for the upcoming blog postings!

  11. Everything sounds amazing!! Cannot wait!!

  12. I can't wait to hear what you've done this year! I teach fourth and fifth, so any ideas for engagement are appreciated!!
    Are We There Yet?

  13. Hope!!!

    I am SO excited for your new series!! I always love reading about and seeing pictures of all your fabulous ideas!!