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…

October 13, 2017

Today, I want to share one of my favorite tech tools with you – Google Forms. Google Forms is perfect for teachers, plus it’s free! You can’t beat that. Google Forms is perfect for creating quizzes, exit tickets, and assessments. Plus grading is super easy with Google Forms. Google Forms has some readily made templates…

October 11, 2017

I’ve been getting lots of questions lately about how I organize my reading block. Over the past few years, my district has moved to a new model for whole group and small group reading. I’m finally feeling very comfortable teaching this new model but it has been a shift for me. I’ve never really relied…

August 14, 2017

I survived the first week of school with morning bus duty! It was a long week but I feel like my class is learning the expectations and will be ready to hit the ground running on Monday. I will still be teaching expectations throughout the next few weeks because the kids need constant reminders. Here’s…

August 6, 2017

This week will be my first week of school so I created some visual plans to help you out on your first week of school. Hope you can use these! The first week is all about expectations! I will be teaching and reviewing expectations constantly over the first month of school plus whenever we need…

June 19, 2017

Today I’m linking up with Jen of Teacher by the Beach to share my classroom library organization. My classroom library is my favorite area of my classroom and I have organized it in so many different ways over the years. Here’s a look from one of my previous library arrangements. I use this rolling cart from…

February 11, 2017

Are you looking for a great way to get your students started on math as soon as they sit down at your guided math group? These speed drills are for you. These are such an easy differentiation and assessment piece. Check out my video for more information.  With speed drills, students read a drill as…

February 9, 2017

As a teacher, I’m sure you have your share of active learners. You know, those students who can’t sit still, are always playing drums on their desk, and need constant stimulation. If you have these types of students (who doesn’t), then Bouncy Bands are for you. What are Bouncy Bands? Check out this video to…