Maiden Voyage

Welcome to my maiden voyage into the world of blogging!  I expect this learning curve will be as steep as the others I've encountered lately; but hey, I like a good challenge.

I enjoyed 20+ years in the classroom; the majority of those in 6th grade, with some of the earlier years in 5th and 5/6 multiage settings.  With my current company, Learning Adventures LLC, I'm enjoying the challenge of working with K-6, as well as filling my store on Teachers Pay Teachers with differentiated units, activities, RAFTs and more.

I believe children learn best through real-life, hands-on experiences, preferably in a problem-based situation when possible, where the teacher is a facilitator of that learning.  Active learning sparks curiosity and creativity. 

My intent for Desktop Learning Adventures is to share some of my experiences, offer ideas and links to websites and blogs I find valuable, and to have fun!  I welcome the interchange from my followers and hope to have some lively discussions!

For now, I leave you with this quote...

Alice: This is impossible!
Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.


  1. Best wishes with your new blog - great to see you up and running! It's all looking good!

    Wendy :)
    Teacher's Toolkit

    1. Thanks! I'm trying to figure out how to follow other blogs. I did it once, but don't remember how I did it. ;-\

  2. Thanks,Dana @ Fun in First Grade for helping me figure out how to follow other blogs. My list is growing- so many creative ones out there!