We’ve been talking about genres for ages — okay, for three months, but who’s counting? Wait…me. I’m counting. — so it’s time for my students to begin identifying the genre of their independent reading books using these simple bookmarks! I plan on using them to track their 40 book requirement. I’ve tried everything else I… Continue reading Genre Bookmarks
Parent conferences are coming… The transition for our kids from second to third grade is challenging. The expectations increase as they move from learning how to read to reading to learn. We no longer test them on stories we’ve read together, but rather they must use the skills we’ve worked on all week and apply… Continue reading Reading at Home
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
I am pretty excited about this. Aly from Just A Primary Girl had the phenomenal idea to combine the expertise of so many talented teachers around the blogosphere to create a collaborative blog where we could all share our ideas and resources. I will participate as one of the teachers with a special education… Continue reading #CollaborativeBlog Naming Contest – 20 TpT Products Giveaway!
Woo-hoo! We have a winner! Congratulations, Deb! Your items are on their way to you as we speak! I got a sneak-peek at all the other items that Deb won, and I am always impressed by everyone’s talent. There are so many teachers who go above and beyond for their students! Thanks so… Continue reading …And the Winner Is…
You’ve heard the adage, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” We want our students to take risks so that they can learn. That means we want them to ask questions, even if they think they’re the only one who doesn’t know the answer. But does the same hold true for wrong answers? Is… Continue reading Why?
I’m excited to be a part of this TpT Fall Giveaway that’s being hosted by Easy Teaching Tools. The more time I spend around these amazingly talented teachers on Instagram, Facebook and the blogosphere, the more in awe I am. I continually tell me students that the word “awesome” is banned from my classroom to… Continue reading TpT Fall Giveaway hosted by Easy Teaching Tools