Are you looking for an easy reading log? It’s here! For years, I wasn’t totally sure that I should even be using a reading log. It always seemed that the kids who needed to read the most weren’t using the reading log and the kids who read the most in my class were also reading the most outside of school.
Read, write, and be an artist! We have been doing projects in our classroom this year to help students do just that! We read about a specific topic, we answer text-based questions about the topic, we research and find out more information about the topic online using videos and web sites, and we wrap everything up by completing an art… Read More
Looking to build community, engage students, keep students on track for the day, and show gratitude? Then you are ready to run morning meetings like a boss! Morning meetings have been a total game changer for me this year and I will never look back. I always thoughts that I had to give morning work, but this year I wanted… Read More
Book raffles are an AMAZING way to engage the students in your class in the reading process, and it can be fairly easy, too! Here’s how you can get started in your class. For a few years, we have been doing book raffles in our classroom. This is the easiest thing you could ever imagine, and I promise you, the… Read More
Picture books open the door for so many of my students. They inspire students, they start discussions, they teach, and they engage my kids. Of course, I’m preaching to the choir here, as we all know the importance a good book can have on our students. For the month of March, I thought I would compile a list of books… Read More
There are topics, concepts, and strategies that are difficult for me to teach, but with a little review and finding some best practices, we know that we can get through to our kids. But, then there are those topics that there is no playbook for. Those that we have a hard time teaching, because we don’t know how our specific… Read More