Whether you’re heading back to brick-and-mortar in-person teaching or you’re teaching virtually this back to school season, you will need to gather your students’ important contact and student identity information from parents and guardians. For in-person teaching, these Student Information Cards are an absolute life saver for me. I keep them on a ring in… Continue reading Back to School: How to Gather Important Student Information
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!
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 am happy to share this post from my first Guest Blogger Tasha, author of her blog A Tender Teacher for Special Needs, about the importance of consistency in the classroom! She has some great tips! Check out her Facebook page, too, where she regularly posts her “Special Tidbits.” I’ve been in school for… Continue reading Guest Blogger! The Importance of Consistency in the Classroom
I have a confession to make: I am a list-maker. I inherited the affliction from my dad. He has a much more severe form than I do. Not only does he write lists, he KEEPS them. For years. Stores them away. For future reference, I suppose. I am able to get rid of my lists. … Continue reading Happy Tuesday: Or should I say, “Happy TO-DO-sday”?
It sounds counter-intuitive, but even though I am overwhelmed by my schedule of testing students, and despite the fact that some of my students are testing ME, I still had a good day. I have great instructional aides who are flexible and willing to change plans on the fly, and I have great students. We… Continue reading Happy Tuesday: Oops!