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 […]
We’ve had so much fun with our geometry unit this year. My kiddos have loved all of the hands-on activities and this adorable craft! I thought it would be fun for kiddos to put different shapes together to create their very own shape person. You know I love cute things that are easy to prep […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
I want to share with you one of my favorite series as part of this March Read Alouds post. Not because it has a lot of depth and requires a lot of thinking, but because it’s fun! The “There was an Old Lady” books remind me of my childhood and my students think they’re hilarious. […]
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 […]
I’ve teamed up with 11 other teachers to bring you a monthly link up with some of our favorite books. This month, we’re sharing our favorite books for September that we hope you can use in your classroom. Each month on the 10th, we’ll be sharing some of our fave books and giving away 4 […]