Like you, I have spent a great deal of money over the course of my teaching career organizing and decorating my classroom. As you know, it is really easy to do. Between supplies our students need and the resources that enhance our instruction, teaching is an expensive profession. Don’t even get me started on Target’s Dollar Spot that is no longer just one dollar items.
ELA Classroom Ideas
Organizing your language arts classroom to optimize learning and minimize distractions is a delicate practice. This section contains ideas and resources I've used in my own classroom. Hopefully they provide inspiration for your own classroom design.
Start with these Language Arts Classroom Ideas
I LOVE January! Not the blustery, freezing cold that has me heavily considering a Hawaiian move or hibernation, but the fresh start and promise that the new year offers each one of us. Even though we are only half way through the school year, January means we are HALF WAY through the school year!!! Semester one down, semester two to go! We’ve got this! Having
I have the good fortune of teaching 75-fourth graders every day. While it isn’t an insane amount of kiddos, it is a substantial number of students to engage, instruct, and meet the individual needs of on a daily basis. Out at recess 75-students may not seem unmanageable, but I can tell you that when I am grading narratives, 75 is A LOT! My personal teacher
This holiday time of year can wreak havoc on even the most organized and structured teacher and classroom. Excitement is high and productivity can waiver due to so many holiday distractions. So rather than AVOID all of the holiday cheer, I embrace the season with my students. We deck out the classroom with colored lights ($2.49 a package at Target), have plenty of candy canes
I am excited to bring you an idea even your BIGGEST kids will love to partake in this holiday season. If you are looking for a fun idea for those last days of school before the winter break, you have to give this a try… Holiday parties are events that students really look forward to at EVERY age. Even my BIG KIDS love celebrating holidays
There is something about fall that adds additional spirit to the classroom. The crisp air at recess, the buzz of Halloween costumes, and the excitement of all the activities and events that fill up family calendars makes fall an exciting and festive time of year. My three favorite things about fall on the home front are: Getting to watch my kiddos participate in the activities