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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Books Books Books

With the new year right around the corner I plan to get back onto YouTube!  I will be posting activities and lessons that accompany different children's books.

The video will have me reading the book aloud in case you don't own the book or cannot find it.

Feel free to requests books =) 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

PA Common Core

Common core standards... a very common and hated phrase to many. As an education major this phrase came up.... A LOT! 

What are these standards?

These standards are  a state-led effort which is coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) & the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). 
These standards were created with teachers, school administrators, and other education experts.The Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.

I asked some teachers, parents and people becoming teachers what their feelings on the PA Common Core:

  • one parent said "It's to confusing and complicated. In addition to that ... As a parent we can't help because we don't know it either. The teachers seem just as confused at times"
  • Another parent who's child is not in school yet looked it up and said "Oh lord it looks scary"
  • A Student teacher said " I think they limit creativity and doesn't allow students to learn in ways other than the way they outline."
  • A teacher said " I think they are helpful but I don't think they should be the only thing that is taught. Like PA doesn't teach money at all until second grade because it's not common core. 

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Well it is official! Come 12/13/14 I will be a college graduate!!

This semester has been extremely busy. I have missed blogging like crazy. Now I have some free time so I will be posting more! 

College was difficult and very challenging but the experiences I learned throughout these past couple years I wouldn't trade for the world. Every bump in the road only made me grow more as a person and become ready to enter the real world. 

Now my 'job' is to start job hunting. I have began this process and I am excited. I cannot wait to see which exciting company I get to work with and the people I will meet. =)