September was a busy month, with the launch of this site and several new resources!
Writing short stories and texts are tasks that are automatically differentiated. The students will always write based on their skill level; Some may write longer, some shorter. They will all have different focus areas to improve on, and this really comes to show in their written materials.
I’d like to share my love for the tangrams with you, and maybe inspire to use them in a few different ways than you already have! They are amazing for practicing key skills! Here are four reasons why you should be using tangram puzzles.
If you’re anything like me, you love color coding, cohesiveness and just over all delicious colors. It’s tied directly to my pen/marker addiction (which explains why a lot of my top finds for the classroom is in fact pens and markers…). That’s why today I’m showing you how to create a color theme template in PowerPoint.
I’ve always loved office supplies with a passion. Seems only appropriate I became a teacher! I’ve been known to hoard pens, markers, crayons, pencils – and especially cute notebooks. (There’s always room for one more – right?) Check out these back to school finds! (Although, in all honesty, they can really be enjoyed and used at […]
I’ve always loved going back to school. It’s strange to think about, but as a kid I always felt the summer holiday was too long. How strange was I? There were just so many things to learn, and we were always so short on time. It helped that I loved my teachers too. I was […]
I remember my very first day as a teacher vividly. I was nervous. Palms sweaty, heart racing. I had barely slept the night before, and for some reason my hair didn’t want to cooperate that morning. I couldn’t wear what I had planned, because it just didn’t feel right anymore. Never mind that I tried […]
When I was a kid I was completely mesmerized by the stars. Growing up in a rural area I had such an amazing access to them. No city lights drowning them out. The stars were especially bright during winter, and I remember sitting outside staring at the sky until my cheeks were so cold they […]
I have always believed that not all knowledge should be “served” to the students. A lot of the contents I remember most vividly from school come from researching and exploring topics – or learning by exploring. We went exploring for knowledge in textbooks, encyclopedias and eventually online. One teacher stands out for me in particular, […]
I absolutely love using awards for boosting motivation in my classroom! Such a simple and cheap tool causes SO much consentration and hard work – it’s amazing. If you’re looking for the free alphabet awards you will find them at the bottom of this post! I wanted to share my new Alphabet Awards with you! […]