Building positive relationships with our students is critical to their success in our classroom. There are so many ways to build relationships, but many have been made more challenging lately as we work to remain masked and socially ... Read More
I recently shared my top five math manipulatives for first, second, and third grade. One of the biggest questions I received was why base-ten blocks didn't show up on my first and second-grade lists, and only made an appearance when ... Read More
Growth mindset read alouds are an invaluable resource as you get ready to introduce the concept of having a growth mindset to your students. After all, what does it look like to have a growth mindset? How does it sound? These are ... Read More
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Virtual Teammates, it’s time we talk about guided reading. I’ll admit it. Planning guided reading was my ultimate weekly feat. It took me hours to pour over the data I had collected on student reading progress. I felt like I was ... Read More
There is ONE TOOL that has revolutionized my guided reading block. Friends, hear me out on this one: individual guided reading binders. Whether you’ve been teaching for years or you’re about to enter your first classroom, it ... Read More
Ready, set, go! You are ready and excited to introduce guided math. That’s excellent! Now it is time to ask yourself: How will you set yourself and your students up for a year of successful and efficient learning? One of the ... Read More