a Rafflecopter giveaway *** HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY ***To help with the purchasing of Halloween resources for your classroom, a team of amazing teachers and I have grouped together to gift ONE awesome, lucky teacher with a TPT gift card!PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $300 … [Read more...]
How Do I Teach Endurance in Writing?
Writing is a difficult subject to teach. Each student has different strengths and weaknesses, ability levels, and interests. Writing has many facets, a fluid-structure, and there is a variety of types of writing. With all that, no wonder a teacher finds it a hard subject to teach. One area I have … [Read more...]
How Do I Transition When the Honeymoon is Over?
Now that I have been in school for several weeks, the honeymoon is over. Everyone is comfortable and the newness has worn off. This is when the real challenges of teaching begins. Students are talking more, not as engaged or hanging on every word I say, etc. Here are some things to remember as this … [Read more...]
How Do I Support My Students Socially and Emotionally?
All teachers know that we do much more than just teach the curriculum. Students have many areas that need attention in the classroom. Social and emotional needs are one of the most important. I have several ways to address them on a daily basis. Morning Meetings In my room, we have morning … [Read more...]
How to Incorporate Parent Volunteers in the Classroom?
If you have the opportunity to have parents help out in the classroom during the year, you are lucky and should utilize them. I have taught at schools where parents aren't involved and ones where they are. Here are some tips to incorporate parent volunteers in your classroom. 1. What helps … [Read more...]
A Book Tasting at the Beginning of the Year!
As teachers we are always pushing books on our kiddos. What better way than to hold a book tasting event in the beginning of the year! Every year I hold a Book Tasting in class. I pass out invitations to the students informing them of the event. They are so excited. We spend two hours looking at … [Read more...]
How Do I Help Students with Book Choices?
In every classroom, there are students who struggle with book choices. They don't know what to read and how to choose books for themselves. Over the years, I have come up with five things a teacher can do to facilitate students picking reading books. 1. Know your students' interests If you are … [Read more...]
Literacy Day Giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway *** INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY GIVEAWAY ***To help with the purchasing of literacy resources for your classroom, a team of amazing teachers and I have grouped together to gift ONE awesome, lucky teacher with a TPT gift card! PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $250 TPT GiftcardREMEMBER: … [Read more...]
How Does a Teacher Keep Track of Student Work?
Many teachers struggle with how to keep track of student work. There are several things that you can do to make it easier. 1. Number your students I know some teachers feel that it is impersonal to number your kids, but I don't because I never refer to the students by their number. The … [Read more...]
How Do I Manage My Teaching Schedule?
One of the biggest challenges for teachers is setting a schedule. If you are like me, you have a lot to get in during the week. Not only do I have to teach math, language arts, social studies, and science, I also have library, PE, music, dance, and Art Corps. It can be very overwhelming but creating … [Read more...]
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