National Poetry Month is just about here, which has me thinking about my favorite poetry books that always get my students as excited about poetry as I am. It took me a while to unlock the “secrets” of teaching and using poetry in my ... Read More
File this one under, “Why didn’t anyone tell me sooner?” In my first few years of teaching, I had no idea that poetry (specifically phonics poems) could become such a versatile component of my literacy instruction. Don’t ... Read More
It has been one year since we left our classrooms for what most of us thought was a "two week break." Since then, the world of teaching has been flipped on its head, and teachers have faced countless challenges, both personally and ... Read More
Free Hundred Chart Puzzles & Mats
Help reinforce the structure of the Hundred Chart (and have fun) with these FREE Hundred Chart Puzzles! There are 20 different puzzles for both the 1-100 and 0-99 charts.
I love graphic organizers. I use them for reading, writing, math and anywhere else I can fit them in. Graphic organizers are a great tool to help students make connections between concepts, organize their thoughts, and internalize ... Read More
This has been a year of uncertainty and change, most of which is outside of our control. Throughout it all, I have also witnessed the therapeutic quality of reading aloud books about anxiety and worry. I hear many teachers report the ... Read More
When I first created math word wall and ELA word walls cards for my classroom, I was excited to see how much of an impact they had on my students. With every new unit I created, I watched my students use them as a reference tool and ... Read More