My name is Linda Dunnavant and I am a teacher/wonderer/questioner-of-all-things. I used to teach fifth grade and I love working with the quirky and inquisitive middle school set. I am married to a wonderful man and a mom to a little boy and two glorious hairless dogs. After much soul searching, I have decided to take some time off from teaching to stay at home and work part time at a university. I miss being in the classroom, but I hope to return one day.

Our little family!
I enjoy reading about what other teachers are doing, so I thought I would get my ideas/thoughts out there too. These are only my personal thoughts and opinions that in no way represent anyone but me. I think that great teaching (and living?) can only be accomplished through sharing and collaboration. Whether you are a teacher or not, feel free to comment. I think the education world has a lot to learn from people in other fields and vice versa. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Hi Linda,
    Just came across your blog while looking for materials to an American boy I have in my English class in Denmark, your blog is so inspiring. :-)

    Anna -fifth grade teacher in Denmark

  2. Anna,

    Thanks for your kind comment! Isn't teaching fifth grade the best? I'd love to hear about what teaching fifth grade in Denmark is like. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Linda,
    I have come across your blog through a graduate course on integrating technology. I am a fifth-grade teacher from NJ. I, too, love teaching children in this age group. I just wanted to let you know that I am beyond impressed with the resources and ideas your blog provides. I may have to "borrow" some of them for my classroom this year! I feel like I can get lost in this blog because each post takes me to something new that I want to read. Fantastic job!

  4. Could I get the information on Where did the water go? This is my first year in 5th grade.My email address is lori.white@d51schools.org
    Thanks a bunch.

  5. Hi Liza! Thank you so much for your kind words. Feel free to use any of these ideas here. Chances are I "borrowed" them from someone else anyway! Thanks for stopping by!