How to Use Class Dojo in Your Classroom

When I took this second grade position, I had many things on my to-do list. However, the first item on my list was classroom management ideas. Any teacher would agree that the most important skill in running a class is classroom management. There are so many strategies, but my go-to is Class Dojo! The Benefits […]

Creative Ways for Safe Greetings in the Classroom

When you walk into a classroom, you usually see kids moving around, conversing, working together or at their desk completing an activity. Teachers welcome their students at the door with high fives or hugs. However, during this pandemic teachers’ classrooms look very different. Teachers have to think of creative and safe ways to still bring […]


I’m a stickler with my classroom. A clean classroom has so many benefits. And it’s not the janitor’s job to provide me with a clean classroom. With these classroom jobs, you will have easy ways to keep your classroom clean! Set The Expectations You can always introduce something new any time during the school year. […]

Literacy Rotation System

Planning and organizing literacy stations can be tough!  On top of everything else you have to do, sometimes just asking your students to read while you meet with small groups is easier.  But is that the best use of all your time?  I’ve perfected my stations with this literacy rotation system.  It’s easy to follow […]

The Best Way to Have Consistent Literacy Centers

Classroom teachers have a ton of daily tasks to guarantee that students are engaged and learning. It’s a tough job, and a stressful one, too. Teachers wear out easily if their classrooms aren’t well managed. Creating a classroom that runs itself while you teach in smaller groups is the best way to keep students engaged. […]

Build a Classroom Library Your Students Will Love

This year I get the privilege of teaching Language Arts and Writing. If you know me, you know I’m so giddy about this. I have a huge love for everything reading, writing, phonics, etc. So, when I planned out my classroom, my focus was literacy! And my library is the focal point in my classroom. […]