It’s time to start the day, and what better way to do that than with some fun and engaging morning meeting games? With these 10 creative ideas, you can focus students’ attention, review important skills, build class unity, and create an exciting learning environment—all before diving into your daily lesson
Are you looking for a way to practice counting coins and equivalent coins? Race to $1 is a fun-filled game that reinforces coins and their values. It’s easy to set up and play! I love it because not only are students learning about coins, they are practicing addition! So make
Are you finding that your students’ daily journal writing is becoming tedious and monotonous? As teachers, our goal is to keep learning exciting for our students so they can fully achieve their academic potential. Fortunately, by taking a few simple steps to switch things up in the classroom, we can
Are you looking for ways to manage your classroom and create an environment that’s safe and conducive to learning? Good classroom management not only helps minimize disruptions but also promotes a positive learning atmosphere. Luckily, there are several approaches that have been successful in encouraging students’ academic development. In this
If you’re like me, you want to make sure your students are on track with their decoding skills. But, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. This quick assessment can help you get a sense of your students’ decoding abilities in just a few minutes. Today, I am sharing
You need a simple solution to target your students’ reading needs. With One Page Phonics Intervention, students will work on their phonological awareness, encoding, and decoding. This is a helpful tool for identifying the breakdown while practicing these foundational reading skills. Let’s chat about how to use this no-prep intervention
Teaching how to tell time can be a welcome break from computation. But, depending on students’ background knowledge, navigating an analog clock can prove tricky for some. Here’s 9 essential steps for teaching telling time. Pre-assessment The most successful math units begin with pre-assessing. I find this especially helpful with
February is jam-packed with holidays and short on actual days. It can be hard to fit it all in–especially if you’re feeling low on energy. There are still plenty of effortless ways to have fun in your classroom this February. Planning fun activities does not have to be extra work.
The end of the day during dismissal was one of my least favorite times of the school day ever. I don’t know about your school but our dismissal time is 20ish minutes. Those 20 minutes feel more like 3 hours sometimes (especially on a Friday). Problem is, I’m totally worn out from the
Are you looking for some new books to read to your class when you return from winter break? These 5 stories are the perfect read alouds for the new year!