10 Favorite Read Alouds

Books, Reading

This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite picture books and chapter books to read aloud to my class.  Over the years my students and I have found some…

8 Ideas for Teaching Place Value

Math, Math Stations

This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Place value is an important foundation skill for all students to master. It sets them up for success as they continue their journey through mathematics. After reading this post, you’ll…

Boot Camp Classroom Transformation

Room Transformations

This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Those of you that already know me, know that I love a good room transformation! I enjoy using them all year long and found a great one to use at…

Math Rotations Round-Up

Math

Math Rotations have easily become my favorite way to teach math! With rotations I am better able to meet the needs of all of my learners, provide practice and review, and continue to teach the same standards in differentiated…

Ask Me Anything – Morning Meeting

Morning Meeting

Morning Meeting is one of my favorite times of the school day. I know many teacher can use it in many different ways! Recently I asked my Instagram audience what questions they have about Morning Meeting. Today I’ll be…

Building Student Independence Tip

Classroom Management

Real-Life…. One thing that drives me crazy is when a student comes up to me after they turn an assignment in and they say “I’m done – what do I do now?” We want kids to know what do…

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…