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Community Helpers Thematic Unit for Little Learners

What does your little one want to be when they grow up? Little ones tend to pick our every day heroes. And teaching them about those men and women who serve our community is so important. There are so many thematic units that I love teaching, but I absolutely love our Community Helpers unit. I […]

Progress Monitoring in the Elementary Classroom

The most valuable data a teacher can collect from their classroom is through progress monitoring! And guess what? It’s not a lot of work and it provides you with a lot of valuable information! Progress Monitoring Isn’t Difficult! There is no wrong way to monitor the progress of your students in your classroom. It’s what […]

Snowmen Literacy Activities for Your Winter Unit

January is a favorite month of mine as a teacher. Living in Texas, I live vicariously through the winter themed books I read to my students. Because if you know anything about Texas, we very rarely see snow! I have some great snowmen literacy activities that you can use in your winter unit and are […]

Writing Series Part 5- Sensory Details

I’m even more excited to share another week of writing tips for you! This week, we will work on adding sensory details to stories. I know you’ve seen a lot of growth with your students’ writing. I really think they will enjoy this week! This week is my absolute favorite! Sensory details take a story […]

Writing Series Part 3- Story Elements

It’s week three! Week three involves the next step of the writing process, the story elements, and hopefully your little learners are getting closer to writing a story! Continue With Mentor Texts I mentioned mentor texts in my last post about prewriting planning. I continue using mentor texts at this point in the writing process. […]