How Do You Get Students Interested in Writing? How do you promote writing in the classroom? It can be challenging to get a classroom full of students all motivated to write. If you struggle with this too, then you're going to love this simple way to get your students not only excited to write, but also motivated to do their best writing--by turning their writing into class ... Read More about A Simple Way to Promote Writing in the Classroom
What Resources Do Teachers Need Most for Back to School? Are you a new teacher wondering what back to school resources teachers really need to have? Or, are you a seasoned teacher who wants to streamline your back to school system? I've got 3 back to school items that are simple, effective and LOW PREP to share with you today. It is always my goal to help teachers everywhere streamline their ... Read More about 3 Back to School Resources Teachers NEED!
Can Groundhogs Predict the Future? Are you frantically looking for a last minute groundhog activity for your primary students that is fun and engaging for February 2? This Groundhog Activity and Craft is fully ready to go and just what you need! You can use it for opinion writing, math (graphing) and even have a cute and easy bulletin board ready for the month with the groundhog craft! Plus, ... Read More about The Easiest Groundhog Activity and Craft
Winter Crafts for First Graders It's January, it's cold (depending where you are) and it's winter time. What better time to do some fun and easy winter crafts at school? This can help get your students motivated and engaged during one of the longest and often hardest months of the school year. That's why you're going to love using my all-time favorite snowman craft for first graders! It's ... Read More about The Simplest Snowman Craft for First Graders
Do you celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. by doing different meaningful activities in your elementary classroom? In the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is observed annually on the third Monday in January. The day commemorates the life and work of Dr. King; He was a Baptist minister and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. Let's look at an easy Martin Luther King ... Read More about EASY Martin Luther King Jr. Activities for Elementary
Teachers are so busy! It's time to work SMARTER not HARDER by having a SIMPLE system in place! It's time to take the STRESS out of of parent communication for teachers. Today, I'm sharing the systems I used in my classroom for parent communication. They are effective and easy to use. In addition, they kept me organized to communicate effectively with families throughout the school ... Read More about Take the STRESS out of Parent Communication for Teachers!
Do you enjoy November as much as I do as a teacher? There is kind of something magical about it! It's second quarter of the school year, the students have the classroom routines down and now the learning can start to blossom even more! It's definitely one of my favorite times of the year for fun and crafts! Here are 5 fun Thanksgiving activities for elementary students to help you plan for the ... Read More about 5 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Elementary Students
Are you gearing up for lesson planning in the month of December? It is a fun, yet chaotic month to teach in. When I was in the classroom, I always loved tying in some fun themed activities to keep students engaged in learning. So, in this blog post, I'm sharing some fun and easy reindeer lesson plans for you to use with your students! Why Use Reindeer Lesson Plans? I'm not sure if it's ... Read More about The Only Reindeer Lesson Plans You Need
Building positive relationships is such an important part of the classroom. I truly believe that relationships are foundational and the KEY TO SUCCESS! Let's look at 5 simple ways you can build POSITIVE relationships with your students. How Do You Build Relationships with Students? What is the MOST important element of the student-teacher relationship? I believe that it is trust and that ... Read More about 5 SIMPLE Ways to Build Positive Relationships with Students
It is extremely important to partner with parents for student success, especially in the primary grades. I've said it before and I will say it again: relationships are the cornerstone of an effective classroom. Why is Parent Communication Important for Teachers? It is so important to partner with parents for student success, especially in the primary grades. It really is a team effort and ... Read More about 3 Tips for GREAT Parent Communication for Teachers