organization

Tools to Increase Engagement during Writing Lessons

I’ve seen a lot of teachers ask “How do I teach writing virtually?” 📝 Translating any instruction to online is a challenge but writing seems especially difficult. But with a consistent plan and quality texts to reference, you can and will experience success with your writing lessons.  My advice: don’t

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Why I Can’t Do Guided Math

Okay, so my title is a little dramatic. I may have fibbed just a bit.  I can do guided math. I have done guided math. I still do guided math. But I can’t commit to it every day. And so I don’t always teach math the same way. I….wait for it….change

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Setting Up A Writing Center

Preparing a writing center always felt extremely daunting. Where will I store everything? How do I keep it stocked? Am I going to be able to teach students not to blow through all of the supplies? Will they even look at the examples, vocabulary words, writing ideas? Who will keep

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Open House Organization

I have officially made it through my first two days back to school. Last week was busy and exhausting! Teachers started Monday with our district-wide kick off assembly. Then we headed back to our respective schools where our school did a team-building activity which I led. I saw this post

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4 Guided Reading Binder Must Haves

I am a huge fan of using binders for organization. I have one for each topic in math, one for running records, one for a substitute…the list goes on! My FAVORITE this year is my guided reading binder. It has helped me be much more organized for my guided reading

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