Do ALL teachers hate writing sub plans as much as we do? Whether it's for PD, vacation time, or a sick day,creating plans for a substitute is something many teachers would like to avoid. We even have to admit it may seem easier to go to school while sick than to write those pesky sub … [Read More...] about Full Day Sub Plans Based on a Book!
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You sigh as you glance at your 'Days 'til Summer' countdown chain and think it still looks far too long. Guided reading and text books are already turned in. The crayons are broken and you have an overflowing box of scrap paper. You think to yourself, "How in the world am I going to keep these kids … [Read More...] about 10 Themed Days: End of Year Classroom Countdown
How We Use Multiple Texts in the Classroom With the introduction of more rigorous standards across the country comes the expectation for elementary students to be able to read, scrutinize, analyze, and then support their thinking using multiple texts on the same topic. As many teachers have already … [Read More...] about Paired Texts in the Classroom
May 1-2 End of Year Bundle: Interactive Read-Aloud Lesson Plans Curriculum We can’t believe it is almost May and another school year is winding down. Our kids are getting a bit antsy waiting for summer vacation. It is getting a little harder to keep them engaged in learning all day long. The one … [Read More...] about May: Closing the Year One Read-Aloud at a Time
It's the end of the year and we are all likely feeling teacher burnout. We still have a couple of weeks before we can stack the chairs on the tables, cover up the bulletin boards, and turn in our keys. Our students are starting to get summer fever and we are trying ANYTHING to keep our students … [Read More...] about End of Year: Interactive Drama