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Kathryn Buckner
"Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!" - Ms. Frizzle
"Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!" - Ms. Frizzle


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Getting Excited!
Good evening everyone!      I'm getting so excited about the new school year! We will have large classes at the beginning, but I know it will be great. I am so thankful to the parents who have already contacted me letting me know how excited their child is ...

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Getting Ready for the New Year
Hey all! I know it's been some time since my last post. This summer I haven't spent as much time as I usually do creating things for my classroom. Although, I did get my new classroom set up! This year, I'll be teaching Reading/Language Arts and Science. Ou...

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Little Update!
Good morning everyone! I just wanted to give you a little update about some things we've been doing in class! During our WIN time (RTI time) we've been discussing using evidence to answer questions. This week, we showed movie clips from Akeelah and the Bee ...

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Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  I hope you all have been doing swell! Here are some updates to what's been going on with my classroom and my life! I am so proud of myself for facing my fears and presenting by myself at the ECET2 Conference! I presented on ...

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Art for Critical Thinking
Good evening my beauties, I just wanted to share a great idea that my coworker and I came up with! Glynis (3rd grade ELA) and I worked on our RTI/WIN plans today during our professional development. Our school is starting a new schedule next week to include...

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I'm an Artist
Good evening, As I was sitting her working on some artwork, I realized that I don't think I've mentioned that I'm also an artist. I create artwork on the side and sell it on my Etsy site . If any of you are interested in checking it out you can visit my sto...

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Building Reading Stamina
One thing I've started working on this year is building my students' reading stamina. With the upcoming state test, students are required to read 3 passages and complete an essay in 90 minutes. That's a lot to ask of a 10 and 11 year old child. In order for...

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Teacher Christmas Party: We had a great time celebrating the holidays together at Cantina Laredo this year! We always do an ornament exchange. It got a little crazy this year when some coworkers had an ornament of Mr. C framed. It was hilarious! The fifth g...

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Snippets and Snaps from the Year So Far
Hey all!      I know it's been a while since I last posted, but it's been a very busy school year! I've been trying some new things in my classroom and feeling the pressure from the parish as far as testing goes. I won't get into any negative though. With m...

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Benefits of Classroom Pets
Hey everyone!      I know it's been quite some time since my last post, but you know how the beginning of the year goes! It has been a great start to a new school year! I will be sure to post about some of the things we've been doing in class soon. Today, I...
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