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End of the Year Resources for Your Classroom

The end of the school year is an exciting time of year. There is so much going on, so usually the last few weeks fly by. Most teachers would agree. The last week or week and a half is a full on celebration. Your students are tired and ready for a break from cramming so […]

Ways to Organize Your Thematic Units

As a teacher, having an organized classroom is so important. I feel that a classroom runs efficiently with an organized space. Obviously, most teachers keep files saved to computers. I do the same. However, I print off my units and file them away. This saves me time as well! Find out how I organize my […]

Reading Assessment for Little Learners

Your learners are reading, but are they improving? Assessing our students is the only way we can monitor their growth. Assessments don’t have to be hard or take a lot of time either! This reading running record is a great reading assessment that doesn’t take a lot of time. The Benefits of Assessments Although you […]

The Importance of Setting Goals in the Classroom

Oh, classrooms have changed over the last few decades! And of course they will change over time. Our kids learn differently due to changes in society. During my first few years of teaching, I never thought I would teach using digital resources. The only ‘digital’ resource I had was my overhead projector! 🙂 But our […]

Good Citizens

I don’t know about you, but I spend almost the entire year of my school year on this topic! Good citizens is a unit that can be taught any time of the year as a single unit. Or, you can break it up throughout the year. There are so many great activities you can do […]

Valentine’s Day Card That is Candy Free

Tired of putting candy in your little one’s Valentine’s? Choosing a fun Valentine’s Day card is exciting for your little one.  With all the allergies that have come to the classroom, sometimes food is not an option for Valentine’s Day.  My kiddos love giving their special Valentines fun goodies and no chocolate is needed.   […]