I do small group reading each day. I also do individual reading conferences with each kid every week. That is a lot to get prepared for and planned out! My life saver when it comes to these reading groups is my “Reading Tool Box”! It makes my planning easier, it helps me naturally teach, and the students love when it is out!The reading tool box is a box that goes around the room with me and is full of FUN supplies that you can use while reading. The best part is you can take it anywhere in ... Read More about The Reading Toolbox- Small Group Teaching Made Easy
Are you crazy busy all.the.time.? Do you struggle with getting everything organized and done? Do you love binders? Do you love cute things? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, I have the thing for you!!I am here today to share with you my 100% free student information binder. Do you ever have an IEP meeting and you are scrambling for data??!? Or that one parent who calls you out on every single thing and you just can't remember exactly what you said?! That is where this ... Read More about Student Information Binders! (Tons of FREEBIES inside)
I wanted to make a movie for my families, but I did not want to put it on CDs! I hate burning CDs and I just did not have the time! So, I decided to go the easy way and use the good ole google drive! Here is a quick step by step tutorial on how to do this the EASY way! (you teachers need to be easier on yourselves and take some short cuts)First add all of your pictures! I like to keep mine in a file all year and just drop the file right into there! I also bought five songs from iTunes and added ... Read More about End of the Year Video Tutorial-Without Burning CDs
5.more.days.! I am excited for all things summer but I am going to miss my babies so much! I will be loving the water and the sun, but I will miss the days reading on the carpet inside. I will love spending time with my family and friends, but I will miss my teacher friends! I will relish in all the free time to catch up on Netflix and spending time with my couch, but I will miss all the little giggles of my little ones! It is truly a love hate feeling!Although, we are having a TON of fun in ... Read More about End of the Year Writing Ideas!
I love social studies and how it mixes so well with everything that we are doing in ELA!! Right now, we are reading "The Lemonade War"! My kiddos love it and so do I! The best part is that it fits perfectly into our Economics standards! We use this novel study to go through the book and focus on reading skills! We read the book, talk about reading skills, take quizzes and complete projects. After reading the book, we learned all about opportunity cost, scarcity, producers, and ... Read More about Market Day Economics Project