10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management
Middle school veteran Jennifer Gonzalez identifies 10 ineffective habits new teachers often develop and proposes some better classroom management techniques.
Making the Most of Bulletin Boards - Learning at the Primary Pond
I have to confess – I’ve never been one of those teachers who loved doing bulletin boards. When I was in my teacher training program, I did NOT long for the day that I’d put up my own butcher paper, borders, and die-cut letters. I’ve always thought bulletin boards were a little bit of a […]
Foundation of our Reading Time: Unit 1
It has been a year for the record books so far. Lots of unexpected changes and challenges, but I do have to say my group of kiddos this year...
Simple Punch Cards for Positive Behavior Support - Mrs. Richardson's Class
Simple punch cards can be a great way to reinforce positive behavior in the classroom. Grab the FREE card and some tips on how to use it for great results.
Question tool for getting kids to MATH TALK - Tweet from @TeachHeath | TCDSB21C & Math
Getting kids to MATH TALK is difficult, this question tool may help (see pic) #nt2t #edcamptc #satchat pic.twitter.com/kbSi0eJzKK | TCDSB21C & Math
How to Sew a DIY Floor Pillow: a Step by Step Tutorial | FYNES DESIGNS
Top US craft blog, Fynes Designs, features their Step by Step Tutorial to sew your own DIY Floor Pillow. Click here now for more!!
Teacher to the Core
I hope this blog and my TpT store make your teaching life sweeter, easier, and happier. I am all about literacy and unique ways to engage students and captivate kids hearts and minds!
4 Tips for Students who Say "I Don't Get it!" - More Than a Worksheet
We’ve all had those students who get a new assignment and immediately say, “I don’t get it” even before they’ve taken a look at the directions. For some kids, they truly feel they don’t understand, and for others, they’ve gotten used to teachers and/or parents doing the hard part for them. We want our students to be problem-solvers, self-starters, confident [...]
Shop the Classroom Sale Tags
Students shop around your classroom finding sales prices of 20 items. Included are: editable sales tags and two activity sheets. (Please note that in the photograph I chose to write prices and discount percentages by hand.) The first activity asks students to find sale prices of items given an origi...
Anchor Charts: Hacks and Tips
Do you look on Pinterest for Anchor Chart ideas and give up at the thought that your Anchor Chart could never look that amazing? It actually doesn't have to be that difficult to make an amazing Anchor Chart that you and your students will actually enjoy creating and looking at. I have a few simple…
How to Make Bulletin Board Letters
Do you ever have a picture in your mind of exactly how you want your classroom to look? Me too! I was searching for the perfect letter...