Controlling the Voice Level

Summer has ended. The first few weeks are gone, and students are adjusting to the new normal. And if you’ve been in the classroom long, you know what that means. The voice level goes from almost non-existent to overload in a quick few days! You know that the beginning of school is all about setting […]

Student Independence with Flexible Seating

Can you agree with me when I say how different classrooms look these days? Classrooms are structured so differently! Boy, they sure have changed since I was in school! Flexible seating is one of many management systems that have made an appearance in many classrooms. These days, it’s hard for children to sit still for […]

School Supplies: How to Cut with Scissors

Handing little learners a pair of scissors for the first time in a classroom can make teachers a little uneasy.  Spend time focusing on how to cut with scissors, as well as, seeing what tool learners are ready to use is important. What Scissors to Use? There are many levels of development a child needs […]

School Supplies: How We Use Our Crayons

When parents drop off school supplies on Meet the Teacher night, crayons are tucked away nicely in student desks.  Or, they are placed in colorful tubs on the tables to share as community supplies. However, do learners know how to use them correctly? Teaching Procedures Teachers spend the first few weeks of school teaching nothing but […]

School Supplies: How We Use Our Glue Bottles

Spending the first week of school teaching classroom expectations and procedures is essential for a successful year.  Glue is a tricky school supply for many little learners and there definitely needs to be instruction dedicated to teaching learners how to use this tool. Glue Bottles When learners are not taught how to use their glue […]