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? […]

A Read Aloud Favorite

When I taught first grade over five years ago I began doing a version of close reads with my learners.  Close reading wasn’t “a thing” then, but I couldn’t stand spending so little time with some of my favorite texts with my learners.  I chose to spend a week focusing on a piece of quality […]

Reindeer Bag for Christmas Crafts

Oh, those Christmas crafts!  Between trees, snowmen, Santa, gingerbread men and all the other holiday crafts your little ones are bound to bring a lot home or create a ton in the classroom.  Why not store all of those crafts and activities in a cute reindeer bag?!?! My kindergartners crafted this bag at the beginning of […]