I Woke Up Two Hours Late | VLOG

Waking up late is never a good way to start the day. I did my best yesterday to make the most of a crazy morning. The day turned out pretty darn awesome.

Check out my VLOGS from the first 17 days of school in the play list below.


Do You Have a Favorite Picture Book Read Aloud? | VLOG

One thing that I want to talk about in a future VLOG is how much I love being read aloud to by teachers and librarians. I think it is really easy for educators to miss out on this magic. We so often are the ones reading the book, and we need to make sure we experience more read alouds from the other end of the book. Yesterday, Margie Culver read a couple of books aloud to my students, and I was enchanted.


Am I Faster Than A Fifth Grader? | VLOG

Running the mile in fourth and fifth grade at Parma Elementary is a really big deal. Kids run it at the start of the year and then work all year to try and improve their time. Yesterday my student ran their beginning of the year mile. I decided to run it with them. It was so much fun.

Check out the rest of my 2017-2018 VLOGS, so far this year I’ve managed to create a video for every single school day.

The Creativity Project ARCs Have Arrived | VLOG

It was very exciting to open a box of advanced reader copies of my book The Creativity Project in my classroom. I gave a copy to my principal and Margie Culver. They asked me to sign their books!

The 9th day of school was wonderful. We have a bunch of testing to do the next couple of days, so I tried my best to soak up each and every minute with my students yesterday.

Check out my previous VLOGS below. So far I’ve vlogged each day of the school year (EXHAUSTING).

One Question With Nora Raleigh Baskin

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If you haven’t read Nora Baskin’s Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story you are really missing out. With the anniversary of September 11th right around the corner, I thought that this would be a good time to ask Nora if she had any advice for educators about how to talk with their students about 9/11. You’ll find her response in the video below.

Nora was a recent guest of The Yarn podcast.

Be sure to check out my first episode of One Question With Mr. Sharp.

VLOG | Receiving Notes From My Former Students

I was about to go home yesterday, when I decided that it had been a while since I checked my school mailbox. Inside my box I found a handful of notes from the third graders I taught yesterday. It made my heart so happy that they chose to write letters to reconnect with me. It was a wonderful day.

Catch up on previous 2017-2018 school vlogs in the playlist below.

I started a new video series called One Question With Mr. Sharp. Check out the first episode below!

One Question With Ruth Behar

I thought it would be fun to start a video series where I interview teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, principals, and whoever else I can think of. Each interview will be one, and only one question.

Up first: Ruth Behar

Be sure to stick around until the end of the video to hear Ruth’s question for you.

Thanks for watching!

Be sure to check out Ruth’s book Lucky Broken Girl. It is fantastic!


VLOG | Do You Even Breakout?

On Friday, Mrs. Sharp led a Breakout with my fifth graders. It was a lot fun watching them try to figure out the clues. I learned so much about my students during the process: which kids work well with others, who is willing to work through difficult problems, who loves to work with their hands. The more I learn about my students the more I love them.