The Simply Teach Podcast is officially ten episodes old. Which, I think is a pretty amazing thing because that means I didn’t throw in the towel when it got hard! Because believe me, it has been hard and I have shed a few tears over the stress of figuring it all out.
To celebrate episode number ten, I have on Michelle Ferre of Pocketful of Primary. I found Michelle during what was supposed to be a quick youtube search. I’m sure you can imagine how that went! I was looking up classroom organization and stumbled upon a video on packing up a classroom. I knew she would be perfect for the end of the year podcast series! Michelle is a fourth grade teacher in Maryland and has a vlog channel on youtube where she blogs about her teaching life.
We talk about all sorts of things, from her running in the Boston Marathon (!!!) to the teacher that inspired her to teach. I wanted Michelle on the podcast because the vlog on her channel all about packing up a classroom at the end of the year. So we talked about that and you can see that video here! Michelle also shared some of her end of year ideas with the kiddos like shaving cream on the desk and minute to win it games. I am also really mad that I have never thought to make a map of how I want the furniture in my classroom to leave for custodians… Seriously, so brilliant!
Of course, we wrap up talking about Michelle’s biggest pet peeve in teaching (when the class makes a huge deal of a kids comment) what is keeping her sane right now (capri blue volcano candle), and her favorite kid moment (a student showing up in a homemade Pocketful of Primary shirt! So sweet!!! ).
I’d love for you to have a listen HERE! And I would especially love it if you shared it with your other teacher friends!!!
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Until next time,