Digital learning can be tough for students and for parents. I have five tips here to make it easy for both your students and your parents. Keep Relationships Find a way to keep relationships with your students! Some ways that I have found are... I tell my students to send me pictures of what they are doing. Then, I send them pictures back. I ask my students to email me or write me a letter on how they are feeling or doing. I send my students videos of me reading aloud a ... Read More about Distance Learning Tips and Tricks!
Distance learning can be challenging for teachers who are doing this for the first time. I wanted to share 5 ideas of things you can give to your students digitally! These ideas are easy for your students to complete on their own with little support. Free Online Quiz Games I have been assigning a new Quizizz game every week. This is something where all the kids can play against each other while answering questions on skills that I want them to work on. I get to see all the data ... Read More about Distance Learning Digital Assignment Ideas
On Instagram, I do a series called Teaching Tip Thursday. Today, I wanted to share with you some easy teaching tips. These tips can make your life as a teacher easier and more powerful! Teaching Tip 1- The Morning Routine I truly believe something that makes teaching easier for me is the morning routine that I complete BEFORE I leave for school. When I wake up each morning earlier then I need to and complete a few tasks I am a better and happier teacher all day. I can 100% tell when I ... Read More about Easy Teaching Tips and Ideas
March in upper elementary is full of test preparation and rigorous content! It is that point in the year where we have taught all the reading skills and now it is time to challenge those kiddos! I am going to share a list of all the things I like to accomplish in March! St. Patrick's Day Themed Activities I love a good theme in my classroom! To celebrate St. Patrick's Day we... Make traps for STEM and write about why they would work. Read a picture book each Friday and do a ... Read More about March Ideas for Upper Elementary
Theme is a TOUGH concept to teach students! One of my favorite moments is when I see a kiddo finally understand how to analyze theme because I know it takes a long time to get there! Today, I wanted to share with you some of the things I do to teach theme! Theme is Not a Word I truly believe that theme cannot just be one word. I teach my students that theme is like "family makes us stronger" or "teamwork helps you succeed". I think that theme is more than just friendship, etc. and ... Read More about How To Teach Theme