Fun Friday Ideas

Fun Friday

So as we know – the 2020-21 school year has been crazy and not like any other. Many things have needed to be revamped including how I do Fun Friday. I typically have all kinds of building activities out…

Morning Meeting Activity Ideas

Morning Meeting

Are you looking for ways to freshen up your Morning Meeting Activity time for virtual learning or in-person?? Then, you are in the right place! These activities below can be used in a virtual, in-person, or hybrid classroom. I…

Polar Express Day

Holidays

One of my favorite days at school is Polar Express Day! When I taught first grade we had a whole week dedicated to the story the Polar Express.  We read the story, worked on comprehension questions, and writing prompts…

Mote Extension for Student Feedback

Technology

Google Classroom™ users, I have an amazing Google Chrome™ extension to share with you today! As a virtual teacher leaving feedback on assignments in Google Classroom™ is one of my many tasks. I was finding typing feedback to be…

Jamboard Ideas for Your Classroom

Anchor Charts, Technology

Jamboard has quickly become one of my favorite Google™ tools during virtual learning. Jamboard can be found in the Google™ waffle and can also be assigned to Google Classroom™. I will warn you that it can be a little…

I Have Ants in My Pants

Books

I absolutely love any book by Julia Cook and her newest book is also amazing! I Have Ants in My Pants is about a boy named Louis who has a difficult time sitting still – hence he has ants…

Teaching Opinion Writing

Writing

Opinion writing is one of my favorite writing units to teach. There are so many great mentor texts you can read and great activities that also go along with writing opinions. This skill is important for kids to work…

Create a School Project

Back to School

I’m so excited to share with you all one of my student’s favorite back to school activities. Each year we always spend the first few weeks of school talking about rules and expectations. Well a few years ago I…

Substitute Teacher Binder

I have a teacher hack/tip to share with you today. Before the school year begins, create a substitute teacher binder for your subs. This binder will be the subs one stop shop for all info needed. Once you create…