I often hear teachers say that they can't teach math in small groups because they have a prescribed curriculum. I totally get that it can feel like a big obstacle. I used to see it that way too. Like a good percentage of ... Read More
5 Time-Saving Tips for Running Math Groups
When I first decided to take the plunge and teach my math curriculum in small groups, I remember one of my biggest fears was how much time it was going to take! I already had so much on my plate in the classroom that I was scared to ... Read More
Summer Math Menus Freebies!
These Summer Math Menus are one of my favorite things to send home with my students at the end of the year. The math activities are fun, engaging, and keep my students curious and thinking over the summer months. ... Read More
Free Sub Plans (Grades 1-3)
Get 3 FULL DAYS of sub plans so you can take your sick days when you need them! Zero-prep plans AND editable templates to customize your classroom info and routines!
Genre Posters: A Free Visual Resource
I love encouraging my students to explore a variety of genres, but sometimes that means I need to explicitly teach them about the genres first! In my first few years of teaching, I hung genre posters with really cute clip art in my ... Read More
How to Get Students Writing about Reading- Reading Response Notebooks
Getting students to write about reading was a struggle for a LONG TIME! I tried all sorts of approaches, all types of reading response journals and notebooks, and yet it still felt so forced. This year, things have changed! It all ... Read More
Classroom Library Organization
How should I organize my classroom library? It's a question I am often asked, so let's talk about it. We will dive into all of the following topics: bins vs. no binsleveling vs. non-leveling textsthe do's and don't of ... Read More