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Sarah Werstuik
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New Year...Same Goals?
It's hard to believe that I'm approaching my eleventh  year of teaching, but here we are... More things have changed than stayed the same across those years, but there are few things that have remained consistent. For one, I'm still at the same amazing scho...
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Book Buddies
When I was in fourth grade, my class was "Book Buddies" with my brother's Kindergarten class. Reading with our Book Buddies was one my favorite activities!  I still remember how exciting it was to go down to the Kindergarten room, picture books in hand, and...
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Catching Up
When I started this blog, I'd only been teaching for a few years and I wanted a way to capture the things that were working well for me and and reflect on the things that were not. I thought the blog would be a place I to keep my immediate thoughts on the d...
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Book Buddies
When I was in fourth grade, my class was "Book Buddies" with my brother's Kindergarten class. Reading with our Book Buddies was one my favorite activities!  I still remember how exciting it was to go down to the Kindergarten room, picture books in hand, and...
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I Love Them All
I've taught in three different grades, over the past ten years, and I'm frequently asked which grade I like best.  While my standard response is that I love them all, of course, there are some things that I love more and less about each. So what are my favo...
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Answering Their Questions
"What will happen if Donald Trump starts a war with the Mexicans?" This question was left on a Post-it on my desk by two fourth graders back in October, following a discussion about the impending presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trum...
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Teaching On Stage
Teaching is often compared to other service professions -- like nurses and clergy -- and there are certainly similarities there.  Teachers work for the public (i.e. our students and their families). The results of our work are largely intangible, and while ...
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