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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. […]

Classroom Party Ideas for the Holidays

The month of December is one of my favorite times in the classroom. There’s a short window of time between Thanksgiving break and the Holiday break. Our school is allotted a certain number of class parties, and the holiday season is one of those times. Do you need classroom party ideas for the holiday season? […]

24 Halloween Activities You Need for Your Classroom

I’m so excited about this round up! I think this is the largest round up in MJCS history! October is the beginning of some crazy months in the classroom. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are back to back fun, so being prepared with engaging activities is a must! These Halloween activities for the classroom will keep […]

How to Create an Effective Writing Space for Learners

I can’t wait to dig into Writer’s Workshop with my second graders. My writing space was first on my list of things to plan when I got my classroom. I know writing can be a scary thing to teach little ones. However, if you run a successful Writer’s Workshop, your kids will love writing. Add […]