August 12, 2018

Today, I want to introduce you to a new product series in my store. I have been wanting to integrate social studies into my reading block for a while but I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. I wanted my students to experience culture outside of their own and learn about places and people that…

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 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,…

June 6, 2018

I just posted a new resource in my TPT store that your students will love. I used my “Who Would Win in the Ocean?” set with my students over the last few weeks of school. They were so into this study and we had some amazing discussions about their thoughts on each animal. They were…

June 1, 2018

June 3 – Repeat Day Read a repetitive book like Silly Sally. Audrey Wood has great repetitive books for beginning readers. Even experienced readers may like the repetition in her books. June 4 – Hug Your Cat Day Nobody loves his cat like Mr. Putter loves Tabby. In the book, “Mr. Putter and Tabby Serve…

May 30, 2018

Celebrate June by reading new books that go along with special days in June. I’ve included a holiday or national observance on the calendar and a book that corresponds with the day. June 1- National Doughnut Day One of my favorite book characters is Arnie the Doughnut. Arnie is a lovable character who doesn’t understand…

March 15, 2018

Hi friends! I’m dropping by today to let you now that I’ve updated my best-selling Rock On! (Rocks and Minerals) unit. This has been in my store for a while and it was desperately in need of some attention. I’ve updated everything that was included in the old pack and added some new items too….

January 27, 2018

I’ve recently posted my Word Work Digital Centers. This is a growing bundle of digital centers with 15 centers already included. There will be a total of 34 centers when the bundle is finished. Skills included include all those listed below. The titles that are highlighted in blue are already included and I’ve included the…

October 28, 2017

Hi friends! I had a great response to my Instagram and Facebook posts about my math choice board so I thought I’d share with you how to use it in your classroom. If you haven’t used Google Docs before, it is so easy to use and share. After you create a new Google doc, create…

August 11, 2019 No comments exist

It’s Back to School time! My favorite part of back to school are the new books that I get to share with my class. There are so many good books to welcome your class, teach expectations, and begin the year on the right foot. (1) All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman This…

March 4, 2019

Have you heard of VIP Kid? It’s a great way to earn some extra money teaching English to kids in China. The classes are 25 minutes each and all the curriculum is provided. I am loving teaching English to these sweet kids. All you need to apply is some teaching experience, a bachelor’s degree, and…

September 2, 2018

Last school year, the best thing that I did with my class was introduce them to the concept of growth mindset and encourage growth minded practices in my classroom. My students seemed to grow and learn so much more because of the classroom atmosphere of being okay to fail and accepting challenges.This year, I knew…

August 1, 2018

  Organize Supplies One problem that I had at back to school time is organizing supplies that come in. We started having our Meet and Greet off campus so all supplies would come in at one time. I go so overwhelmed trying to sort supplies and give students what they brought while greeting parents, managing…

July 15, 2018

Start your school year off right with a morning journal with printable prompts and activities. One struggle that I was always having as a teacher is finding morning work that engages all my students and works on a variety of skills. I would constantly forget to find something for the next day and have to…

July 11, 2018

I’m back with the second part of our July calendar. Why is July going so fast? Each book image is linked to Amazon so you can view all the details. July 16 – World Snake Day This is definitely my least favorite holiday on the list. I see no reason to celebrate snakes but many…

June 30, 2018

Children’s Books “Can I Be Your Dog?” by Troy Cummings I absolutely love this sweet book. The dog in this story is homeless and writes letters to families and businesses on his street to ask to join their family. The story is written in letters back and forth so this would be a great addition…