The BEST First Day Ever!
I think that I had the best first day ever in all of my MANY years of teaching! I just love my class! We did lots of team building and getting to know you activities today and not much meat. I learned a LOT about some of my kiddos! One of them is even PERFECT (just ask him!) One of the things we did today was the sticky note posters - you know which ones. They are all over Pinterest. Here are ours... No surprises on this one. We learn new stuff every day. We learn new things. To get ready…
My Favorite Desk Arrangement and other Back to School Wisdom
A favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front.
Building a paragraph is like building a strong house you can't knock down! I LOVE IT! All of the parts matter and it's aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 1 & 2
I'm Just Going To Wait Until It's Quiet T-Shirts | LookHUMAN
Our t-shirts are made from preshrunk 100% cotton and a heathered tri-blend fabric. Original art on men’s, women’s and kid’s tees. All shirts printed in the USA. Every teacher know this moment. Your students are in the classroom talking and talking. you are sitting your desk, chin on your hand. You are looking at everyone and just waiting for them to shut their mouths. Finally the room goes quiet as the students look around embarrassed. If you're like all teachers than this "I'm Just Going To…
Acquainted: My Classroom!
Topic this week: 3 of My Favorite Areas in My Classroom! (pics taken at the first of the year, just so you know) 1- My CAFE Board for Daily 3! I love it. My students refer to them ALL THE TIME just for reassurance that we have learned about things. 2- My Voices Board for writing. 3- My Anchor Chart board is by far my top pick. This is used multiple times a day. I don't have a full picture of it, but I will take one first thing in the morning! Here are some close-ups. I can fit 5 large charts…
Missing Assignment Form
I am a sucker for anything that brings order and organization to my classroom. One problem that I believe is prevalent in the world of education is motivating a child to do homework. One day, as …
Janna on Instagram: “#welovetoread Wednesday. Tell me friends, what are your MUST READS? 📚💕#miss5thswhiteboard #iteach7th #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram…”
20 Likes, 1 Comments - Janna (@lovin7th) on Instagram: “#welovetoread Wednesday. Tell me friends, what are your MUST READS? 📚💕#miss5thswhiteboard…”
13 Civil Rights Picture Books for Kids
Civil rights picture books for kids are a great way to start a conversation and teach children about the civil rights movement and its leaders in the 1960s.
Winding It Down While Ratcheting It Up
As you sat back and enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend, you probably could not help thinking about all that is left to do as the current school year begins to draw to a close. Relax. The most …
FREE: Social Studies and Science Note-Taking Student Guides
This free resource was created to help my son take better notes during his social studies and science classes. Like most fifth graders, he couldn't be given directions to simply, 'take notes.' He needed more structure. These note-taking organizers have worked great for him! I hope you and yo...
Class Pictures - Hamburger Paragraph Anchor Chart
Our bulletin board to remind students that writing a paragraph is like making a great hamburger: you need a top and a bottom bun (opening and closing sentences), with lots in the middle (the body).