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
My students have never been so aware of voice levels before I started using my teacher Bitmojis! These voice level cards were inspired by Pinterest, of course! All the best ideas are! #PinterestWin I’ve uploaded the template that I used to create mine. Simply put your bitmoj images in place of mine and they’re ready… Continue reading #BitmojiTeacher Voice Level Display
Kids need help making our procedures into their routines. I print and laminate these simply worded checklists, and if a child is off-task, I silently draw their attention to the card. Anything that saves my time — and sanity!! — during these high-energy times of day is a win! My college professor made the point… Continue reading Checklists!
Kids inherently know how to talk to each other. They can chat all day about the latest YouTuber or their birthday sleepover party this weekend. When you ask them to discuss an academic topic, however, they’ll pretty much provide surface answers. They might not even listen to what their partner is saying because they know… Continue reading Introducing (and Reinforcing) Partner Discussions in the Classroom
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!
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…