I have a March resource round-up for you today. I cannot believe we are already heading into March! The post is long, but filled with all sorts of fabulousness and a FREEBIE, too!! A couple of things happen when March rolls around each year. I get a little nervous that the school year is in […]
Teaching writing is a stress inducer for a lot of teachers. Ready for Writing is here to help! During my first couple years of teaching, writing time was THE area that frustrated me the most. I always loved writing, but teaching it was so completely different from doing it. The many techniques and strategies I read about and tried to implement, just […]
Do your kids ever do this? Time and time again I find that my little peeps struggle when they try to “clap the syllables” or tap their “head/shoulders/hips” to find the syllables. They’ve been taught this technique by previous teachers and it works ok. But when you’re a beginning reader and are just diving into […]
Sometimes all we need is a little inspiration to spark a whole lot of creativity. Some of the most fun “writing prompts” I use in class are picture prompts. The wackier, the better! The pictures allow for the kids to provide a lot of detail and interesting “facts” describing the what and the why of […]
I think classroom environment is important. It’s important that all that your students’ environment is not only fun to look at, but engaging and meaningful as well. Whenever possible, I try to ensure that whatever I put on my walls can serve many purposes including beautiful decor. Hey – we spend a lot of […]
A while back I wrote about one of my favorite daily activities – MORNING WORK – and how I do it in my classroom. Check it out here: Does it Really Take 30 Minutes to Wake Up? Anti-Busy Work I truly detest “busy work” but at the same time we need something for the kiddos […]
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