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
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
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
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