Teaching takes up every ounce of brain-power, energy, and heart. When the dismissal bell rings, my teacher brain doesn’t shut off. I’ve got lesson ideas, unfriendly parent e mails, testing, IEPs, art projects, literacy centers, meaningful activities, and a bazillion ways to make our class run efficiently on my mind all.the.time. But I’m here to […]
There’s so much going on at the end of the year between report cards, filing cumulatives, cleaning, and so much more. While you’ve still got some parent volunteers and a class full of kids, put them to work in a way that will really help you start next school year off organized and prepared. I […]
We know that parent communication in the classroom is essential, but sometimes, it takes a lot of time that we don’t always have. I have a free parent newsletter that takes just a few minutes to set up. You can add links to websites, photos, videos, sign up forms and more. Do you send a […]
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.
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 […]
Oh my word? Have you ever spent hours at the end of the school year sorting through student work to put into a memory book? Have you ever lost your mind trying to figure out who stole the binding machine to put together books while you so desperately need to begin yours? Were you that teacher […]
Easy Classroom Organization is so dang important for so many reasons. Things run smoothly when everything is organized, promise! I want to share with you 10 easy tips that will help you in your class. 1. To-Do List I’m a list-girl. I’m the type of person who will add something to the list once it’s […]
If you’ve followed me by now, you know how much I love Instagram for my personal life, Easy Teaching Tools, and my classroom account. I’m a big believer in keeping parents in the loop so I created an account that my students are in charge of. Yes, you heard that right! Gradually releasing that responsibility […]