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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Trendy Tricks that Help Students Produce Higher Quality Writing After 15 years in the classroom, I have found that using relevant or trendy topics as a springboard for writing really helps to motivate my students, especially my most reluctant writers. Here is the basic formula that works for … [Read More...] about Encourage Quality Writing From Students Using Relevant Topics
Books to Build Classroom Community These lesson plans and activities are perfect for the beginning of the school year. We are thrilled to introduce our new line of read-alouds. We have enjoyed using interactive read-alouds in our classrooms so much, we decided to extend our read-aloud … [Read More...] about K-1 Read-alouds for Back to School
6 Back-to-School Read-Alouds that Build Classroom Community These lesson plans will get your class discussing friendship, bullying, manners, kindness, self-assurance, perseverance, and growth mindset at the beginning of the year. We chose our first set of books for our read-aloud mini-lessons in … [Read More...] about 6 Must-Read Back to School Read-Alouds to Build Classroom Community
That time of year has arrived! As teachers excitedly welcome another group of students to our classrooms, we also open the door to build a great working relationship with their parents. If I could create a crash-course to assist parents as they support their students, this would be it! Read on to … [Read More...] about Welcome Back to School! 5 TIPS Teachers Want Parents to Know
Teach growth mindset, perseverance, and building friendships with read-alouds. Planning our Back-to-School Interactive Read-Alouds truly gets us excited to start a new school year. This summer, we met at the Cheesecake Factory to select books and sketch out plans. Over a delicious dinner, we read … [Read More...] about Back to School September Interactive Read-Alouds