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The Do’s and Don’ts of Science of Reading

Science of Reading is spreading all throughout our elementary classrooms.   It’s an intense, researched based approach to teaching literacy.   I spent this last school year digging deeply into this approach, and I absolutely loved what I learned.  I came up with a list of do’s and don’ts that can help you get started! Tip […]

My Favorite Books on Teaching Literacy

It feels so good to be back in the classroom!  I had the privilege of being a stay at home mom/work at home mom for ten years.  During that time we grew our family from three to five and I worked hard at building a business to help teachers who struggle with the same things […]

Consonant Blends Puzzles

I never knew how much I love teaching phonics until I got back into the classroom! I have kindergarten, first grade and now second grade under my belt. I have a love for all three grades, but I think second grade is my favorite so far! We help transition our students from learning to read […]

Ways Students Can Respond to their Reading

What I love about teaching second grade is the transition in reading skills. In kindergarten and first, students learn to read through phonics and sight words. However, when they move to second grade, we work on a huge transition. We move from learning to read to reading to learn. Because of this, we need to […]

Spring Activities for Little Learners

Spring is my favorite season. It shuts the door to cold weather and opens another door to warmer weather and beautiful flowers. I like to open our windows to the house and in my classroom. The fresh air smells so good! This is the time to pull all of your spring activities. My spring activities […]

Setting Reading Expectations in the Classroom

As a literacy teacher, teaching my students the importance of reading is my entire day. My students make huge transitions in reading during their second grade year. They move from learning to read and begin reading to learn. It’s so important to set reading expectations. As a result, you’ll see huge improvements! Find out how […]