Category Archives: Musings

Brain Facts

Your brain is amazing! Check out these facts based on ideas from one of my favorite online sites  The brain is always changing. There are about 100,000,000,000 neurons in the brain (same as the number of stars in the Milky Way). The brain produces enough electricity to power a light bulb. The brain grows… Read More »

Back to School, Back to Math

Now’s a great time to play a few math-themed games to relight a spark in math skills. Check out my Pinterest pages ( and my Teachers Pay Teachers account ( well as my website for tons of math games at a variety of skill levels. NOTE: The site is closing Sept. 14th forever so… Read More »

Silly Rhymes for Your Day

Recently I ran across a list of silly rhymes worth sharing. They are the beginning of a never-ending list kids could add onto and create their own silly rhymes of ways to say good-bye. Enjoy a smile, crocodile! See you later…Alligator Adieu…Cockatoo After while…Crocodile Better swish…Jellyfish Got to dash… Succotash Chop, chop…Lollipop In an hour…Sunflower… Read More »

Educators and Classroom Assistants! We Appreciate You!

Day after day, week after week, month after month, you give our children everything you have to give. Enjoy these words of  praise for what you do: I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.  ~Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann” A teacher’s job is to take a… Read More »

May 6 It’s My Birthday Today

Each year comes faster and faster. Even as time has sped up, I have one memory from several decades ago to share with you. Balloons in the Trees              As I think back, some birthday parties stand out while other recollections are barely images; some have no sound or color. One that recently floated into… Read More »

Welcome Back to Thinking About Schools & Education

This school year I plan to continue my ideas for classrooms but will also share single themes across a month of blogs: working with vocabulary, volunteer ideas, etc. That will allow me to KISS (Keep it (my blogs) Short’n Sweet). As always feel free to send me your concerns, questions, ideas, and great educational finds… Read More »