Author: clbartlett

June 28, 2018

  There’s a myth going around in teacher circles that you can’t teach effectively with a textbook. I bought the hype for a few years but I changed my mindset over the last few years. I had to realize that although I love reading picture books to my class, it isn’t always a best practice….

June 26, 2018

It’s July so it’s time for another book calendar for all those July celebrations. I’m going to share these books a little differently this month. I’m going to split the books into two different posts so you can plan out for half of the month. So dive on in to some books for July for…

June 25, 2018

Wow! I can’t believe we are at the last week of June. I’m sharing my book picks for the last week for for fun summer reading. It’s so important to keep our kids reading over the summer and a daily celebration with a book pick may encourage them to have fun with reading. June 24…

June 21, 2018

I’m a big fan of the show, Hollywood Game Night. I love the creative games that they play and I thought that these would make great games for the classroom. So I created a few of these games for important grammar concepts that all students need to practice. This bundle contains 10 games (you can…

June 19, 2018

Back to School Introductions Starting any technology piece can be a headache. Start off using Flipgrid at the beginning of the year by having students introduce themselves in a short video. This can help students make connections and develop a stronger classroom community. Book Study Guide At my school, we switch classes for 30 minutes…

June 19, 2018

Great news! Flipgrid is now a free resource. I love Flipgrid so much that I paid for it last school year. Now, all the amazing features are free thanks to Microsoft. Flipgrid is a platform for student discussions and to amplify student voice. Students record short video responses to questions you pose on the platform….

June 10, 2018

It’s time for the third week of my Jump into June book choices. If you haven’t checked out my previous posts, I am highlighting a book each day that goes along with a national celebration. (Amazon affiliate links included in this post.) June 10 – Iced Tea Day If you’re from the south like me,…