Must Have Tools for Your Guided Reading Instruction

Guided reading is a must in my classroom.  I see so much growth in my students when I spend time with each group.  Creating a fun learning space is so important to guarantee your students stay engaged during small group instruction. I’m sharing with you my favorite guided reading tools to ensure that your students will […]

Parent Conference: Questions to Ask Parents

As an educator, it’s an absolute must to meet with your students’ parents throughout the school year.  A positive parent-teacher relationship will only guarantee a successful year for students and that’s what we all want the most.  Have you thought about how you hold your parent conference?  Do you do all the talking behind your […]

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 […]

Birthday Books for Classroom Birthdays

Planning for a new school year is quite a task. There is so many things to do, organize, and plan before those students walk in on the first day. One thing, I feel, gets overlooked are birthdays. Do you have something fun planned on those special days? These birthday books are easy to prep, and […]