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Digital Data Folders for Students

Digital Data Folders for Students

Data Tracking for Students Do your students keep track of their own data? Do your students even know what the scores on their papers mean? Let us...

Digital Calendar Math

Digital Calendar Math

Replace your wall calendar and save bulletin board space by doing all your calendar math digitally! Calendar math provides a set time for crucial...

Digital Sight Word Activities

Digital Sight Word Activities

Ready or not, school is coming (in some form or another) and it's time to prepare for whatever that may look like. This summer we've put...

How to Support Young Researchers

How to Support Young Researchers

My little learners are sponges when it comes to learning about informational topics. They just LOVE subjects like science, history, and social...

Grouping Cards

Grouping Cards

GROUPING CARDS provide an easy way to make collaborative groups. These cards provide a fun, quick way to group students in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s or...

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Have you heard the buzz about mindfulness & meditation in schools?  It seems everywhere we go, people are recommending mindfulness. ...

Classroom Transitions

Classroom Transitions

"If you can't line up quietly, then we will sit back down and try again." I know I've said it over and over again. After 8 years of teaching I've...

Classroom Attention Getters

Classroom Attention Getters

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...

Classroom Shout-Outs

Classroom Shout-Outs

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...

Why is Morning Meeting Magical?

Why is Morning Meeting Magical?

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...

Student Led Morning Meeting

Student Led Morning Meeting

Do you teach morning meeting in your classroom? A morning meeting consists of 5 components: message, greeting, reading, sharing, and activity. It's...

October Interactive Read-Alouds 2018

October Interactive Read-Alouds 2018

Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler Bonaparte is afraid of going to school because he is literally falling apart. His friends try to help him...

Full Day Sub Plans Based on a Book!

Full Day Sub Plans Based on a Book!

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...

7 Interactive Read-Alouds for March

7 Interactive Read-Alouds for March

Marvelous March Read-alouds for First and Second Graders We chose 7 Marvelous books for our March read-alouds. We picked 'The Luckiest...

Interactive Read-Alouds for February

Interactive Read-Alouds for February

February Read-alouds for 1st and 2nd Grade February is a month full of fun holidays. We chose our books for this month to help students celebrate....

Winter Holidays Around the World

Winter Holidays Around the World

Wonderful Winter Holidays Around the World Integrated Lesson Plans and Art Projects Before I start our 12 Days until Christmas in the Classroom...

Stick and Stone Interactive Read-Aloud

Stick and Stone Interactive Read-Aloud

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry A great read-aloud for teaching how to stand up for your friends.  We fell in love with Stick and Stone the second we...

Ish Interactive Read-Aloud

Ish Interactive Read-Aloud

ISH BY PETER H. REYNOLDS An Interactive Read-Aloud and Lesson Plans This is a wonderful story about a creative boy named Ramon, who loves to...

K-1 Read-alouds for Back to School

K-1 Read-alouds for Back to School

Books to Build Classroom Community These lesson plans and activities are perfect for the beginning of the school year.  We are thrilled to...

K-1 Read-Alouds for February

K-1 Read-Alouds for February

  5 Fantastic February Read-alouds for Kindergarten and First Grade We hope your students are enjoying these read-alouds as much as our...

K-1 December Read Aloud Selections

K-1 December Read Aloud Selections

5 Adorable Christmas Read-Alouds for Kindergarten and First Grade Here are some of our favorite books to read to kindergarten and first grade...

K-1 Read-Alouds for November

K-1 Read-Alouds for November

Lesson plans, text dependent questions, graphic organizers, writing, and craftivity for each book Here are the titles and a brief overview of our...

K-1 Read-Alouds for October

K-1 Read-Alouds for October

October K-1 Interactive Read-Alouds Lesson plans, text-dependent questions, graphic organizers, and craftivtites for each book.  We are excited...

October Read-Alouds

October Read-Alouds

6 Best October Read-Alouds for 1st and 2nd Grade Lesson Plans, Graphic Organizers, Text Dependent Questions, and Craftivities We recently...

Teaching 9/11 with Sensitivity

Teaching 9/11 with Sensitivity

Teaching students about 9/11 with sensitivity. Discuss the sensitive events of September 11th, 2001 with elementary children.   Let's be...

The Anatomy of an Elementary Lesson Plan

In this article we breakdown the 4 key commonents of an elmenetary lesson plan and how to select activities for a lesson plan. Get tips for easy lessson plans, ideas for engaging kids and more!

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