Is close reading making you pull out your hair? Don’t think your primary kiddos can handle it? I’ve created a 5-part Close Reading Series to help you get more comfortable with it in your classroom. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll see how powerful and beneficial it is for your students. Part 1- What is […]
Classroom Hacks make me so dang happy because they’re efficient and make sense. I love when I figure out a clever way to implement an idea, probably way more than I should, but I can’t help it. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that efficiency makes me giddy and I’m pretty sure I’m not […]
I know we’re not suppose to choose an April Read Aloud by it’s cover, but I couldn’t help it with this adorable book. What can I say, I’m a sucker for bright colors and cute illustrations. Each month, a few teachers get together and share our favorite read alouds and activities that will help you […]
It’s true, good teachers get the Sunday night blues. That doesn’t mean anything is wrong, it means you’re human. Read more about this juicy topic on my guest post over at Education to the Core.
Read Across America is a fun way to celebrate Dr. Seuss and show how much your class loves reading. We love to celebrate for the entire week! I’ve put together some of our favorite activities that we do in class. This was an adorable door that was decorated at my school last year Reading Activities […]
Close Reading is something we all should be doing with Common Core but don’t always know how to implement because it’s so tedious. It’s being able to figure out what a challenging text means with little front loading. It’s reading closely and with a purpose You may be wondering, how can I get my first and second graders […]
It’s that time of the year when things are getting CRAZY! We have a ton of district assessments for the next two weeks because our trimester is ending and you know what that means…REPORT CARDS and PARENT CONFERENCES. Oh my! I use to really dread conference time. It wasn’t that I didn’t have friendly parents, […]
Over the years, I’ve organized my library by genres, then by Accelerated Reading (AR) level, then AR level within genres and then nothing at all! Oh my! I loved it because it was so organized and made this semi-perfectionist heart smile. But with moving schools, classrooms, and states, my little library had to be sold […]