Writing Workshop Round-Up

Writing, Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop is a wonderful way to teach writing in your classroom. My favorite part about it is the focus is on kids actually writing and the majority of the lesson is focused on that. I’ve written a number…

Advice for New Teachers

Back to School

Back to school season is upon us and I always take a little time to reflect back on my first year teaching during this time. I remember being a brand new teacher, fresh out of college, about to teach…

10 Amazon Must-Haves for Teachers

Back to School

This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Who loves Amazon? Raise your hand! I’m sure many of you if not all of you reading this right now are raising your hand. Let’s be real – Amazon has…

Literacy Stations Round-Up

Literacy Stations

I’ve been using literacy stations as a part of my ELA block since I started teaching. I’ve used them in first, second, and third grade. Stations are a great way to keep students engaged and working on literacy activities…

ABCs – K to 3 Facebook Group

Back to School

I am so excited to announce that Ashley from The Blessed OCDiva and I are starting a Facebook group for primary teachers! So if you teach kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade come join our group! We…

5 Tips to Promote Growth Mindset

Back to School

Please note Amazon affiliate links are included in this post for your convenience.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Growth Mindset is a valuable skill for our students to learn. It is important for kids and…

Market Day PBL

Social Studies

At my school each grade level completes two PBLs (project based learning) a year. In the fall, first grade did a PBL on light and sound which covered some of our science standards. This spring we did a PBL…

Morning Meeting Round-Up

Morning Meeting

Morning Meeting has been a favorite part of my school day for the last 5 years. It is a wonderful way to ease students into the day, practice important life skills like a proper greeting and how to listen,…