I’m linking up again with Mrs. H. at Just a Primary Girl for Pinspired Thursday! It’s that time of year: things are winding down, and I’m not yet in “Monday Made It” mode, but I wanted to share (at least preliminarily) the Pinterest Inspired activity our 4th grade team is doing: Check out this link… Continue reading Literacy Pinspiration!
We’ve been working super hard on our multiplication facts this year, so I took advantage of last month’s March Madness by having our very own Multiplication Madness! It was my first time trying this, so I had looked on Teachers Pay Teachers for something to use, but my needs were so specific that I ended… Continue reading Multiplication Madness!
So often, when my students write, they expect to submit their initial piece as their final copy. This could be because they find the writing process tedious or boring, or because they truly don’t realize that writing is a process. In my previous post, I explained how I use my Planning Organizer to help… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 3 of 5: ARMS
Lacey, from The Fabulous Life of an Elementary Teacher, is hosting a 200 Follower Giveaway over at her blog! I am excited to be a part of it! I love her blog, and enjoy following her on Instagram (she’s @fabulouslifeofateacher). She’s organized three different sets of prizes: K-2, 3-5 (including my Fiction and Non-Fiction Text… Continue reading A “Fabulous” Giveaway!
Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a huge Cyber Monday — and Tuesday! — Sale! But this is no ordinary TpT sale. It’s an “Awesome, site-wide, blow-the-doors-clear-off-the-barn SALE!” All products in my store will be discounted 28%! Just use Promo Code CYBER for the full discount. Check your wishlist – then check it twice! It’s time… Continue reading Huge TpT Cyber Monday + Tuesday Sale!
Students with reading disabilities tend to not read as much as their typically developing peers. That means that they don’t get exposed to the mentor texts that could potentially help them become better writers. This is one reason why I believe that even intermediate students should have opportunities to experience read-alouds. The benefit of… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 2 of 5: Frameworks
I find the writing process to be one of the most difficult things to teach. Everything the student does in writing must come from his own thoughts and ideas. In math, there are a finite number of ways to get to the correct answer (and there’s always a correct answer), and I can guide… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 1 of 5: Brainstorming