I have been MIA for the last few weeks, friends! Something wildly exciting transpired this summer and I have been knee-deep in preparation, planning, organizing, learning, reading, and decorating! No, I am not… pregnant with child #4 and/or #5 moving cross-country going through any major life change, but… This once middle school teacher is teaching… FIRST GRADE!!!! YOU: Say what?! ME: I know! Who EVER
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
Back by popular demand are my picks for my end of the year video for 2017! If you are looking for the perfect songs and how to put together your own slideshow video, here you go: The songs all have a great message and appropriate lyrics-two elements that are essential for a successful montage. I take pride in this video because it truly showcases
My students begin their work on state tests as soon as we return from Spring Break. In order to help them feel as prepared as possible, we took time this week to review a variety of skills, discuss the testing format, and HAVE FUN! With the excitement of March Madness, a quick trip to Dollar Tree helped me make our work this week even more
This week we tackled everything from the inspirational Ruby Bridges to root words to Greek allusions. It was a week filled with awesome learning that my students absorbed and couldn’t seem to get enough of. While it might seem like a big jumble of disconnected concepts and standards, I promise it was thoughtful and meaningful. I think… My favorite part of the week was Thursday,
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.
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