Ever been to an escape room with your friends? If you’re anything like me, you probably get a bit anxious, a little excited, but more than anything, you want to solve all the clues and WIN! Now, how about we think about how we can bring something similar into the classroom! I made an Escape Room for my class for… Read More
Multiplication Fact Fluency THE FUN WAY!
Multiplication Fact Fluency is ALWAYS something we are practicing in our classroom, even from early on in the school year. I have tried many things over the years, but what I always come back to is that learning multiplication fact fluency must be done THE FUN WAY! We play games, do timed-drills (yes, we still do them, and YES, they… Read More
Engage Your Readers with Book Raffles
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
Must Have March Picture Books
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
Teaching About 9/11: Lessons for Elementary Students
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
Back to School Flipbook Activity!
This “All About Me, Back to School” flipbook is perfect for the first few days of school. It allows you to get to know your students, your students to find out a bit about you and students to meet their classmates! This 7 page flipbook is engaging, fun, and a a great way to start the year! Included in the… Read More
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