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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Digital Activities for Little Learners

Summer is here! Many kids are home for several weeks while others stay in school. Either way, it’s a great time for learning. In our house, we set aside some time each day for summer review. Reading is an absolute must, but we also cover basic math skills to keep our minds strong. These summer […]

Valentine’s Day Digital Activities for the Classroom

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday for kids. In our house, I put it all in my kids’ hands. I buy the cards, candy and toys and they do the rest. I love watching them write sweet notes to their friends. And teachers have just as much fun planning Valentine’s Day thematic units and […]

Winter Rhyming Digital Activity for Little Learners

Winter months are here, which mean colder temps and more inside learning. I find it hard to get students motivated during the winter months due to the cold and wet weather. Usually, there are a few days a week where we are all crammed in the classroom all day not seeing an ounce of outside […]