Each year I seem to settle into one signal to regain my students' attention throughout the day. Last year, I would say "class, class" and they would respond "yes, yes." I fell into a routine of using the same attention signal all year long and my students started to dread the … [Read more...] about Classroom Attention Getters
We all know that students react far better to positive reinforcement than negative interactions. With this in mind, I created SHOUT-OUTS as a way to acknowledge the positive behavior and academic achievements of the students in my classroom. When my students are cheering … [Read more...] about Classroom Shout-Outs
Morning meeting is an engaging way to start each day and an easy way to build a strong classroom community. Teachers and students sit in a circle for an organized start-of-day activity. A morning meeting consists of 5 components: message, greeting, reading, sharing, and an … [Read more...] about Why is Morning Meeting Magical?
5 Upper-grade read-aloud stories with a focus on building character in the classroom! Our first bundle of upper grade read aloud lesson plans strategically align with book titles to help students build character while also focusing on ELA standards. We've selected five … [Read more...] about 5 Interactive Read-Alouds for Building Character
Do you teach morning meeting in your classroom? A morning meeting consists of 5 components: message, greeting, reading, sharing, and activity. It's a time set aside to have conversations with the class that you otherwise wouldn't have time for. It also allows for … [Read more...] about Student Led Morning Meeting