Happy Holidays

Did you know that Monday, December 18th was the most stressful day of the holiday season?(Survey by Groupon) I loved being in the classroom during the holiday season, yes the …

Social Science Standards

Two years ago, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) adopted amendments to the rules governing public schools as well as the Illinois School Code which included new Social Science …

Fermilab

Did you know that between 15,000 and 20,000 K-12 students participate in science education programs and tours at Fermilab every year? (March 2017) For 30 years I have lived within …

IGKnight 2017

The date had been marked on my calendar since August….November 20, 2017….Kaneland’s fall mini-conference “IGKNIGHT”! I was very excited to attend another district’s professional development day, I was anxious to …

Balanced Literacy

As a teacher, nothing made me more proud than seeing the reading progress my students made over the course of a year. I remember each fall, after the first round …