So many teachers are worrying about what school may look like this fall. We have been working frantically to find ways to help ease the work load and simplify the very likely hybrid of in-class learning and at-home learning this year. We started by creating some digital … [Read more...] about Digital Literacy Centers for School or Distance Learning
In our classroom we focus our morning meetings around diversity in February. We have some great discussions about our differences. We use our read-aloud time to read texts that help us learn more about black history and hold inspiring classroom discussions. Our favorite … [Read more...] about Black History Month Bulletin Board Ideas
Building Proficient Readers, Writers, and Thinkers Readers. Writers. Thinkers. ----> Three critical educational goals we have for every student. With no time to waste, the beginning of the school year is a perfect opportunity to develop and refine these … [Read more...] about Back to School with Paired Texts
Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in both fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before Winter Break with the 5 Day Classroom Countdown! All teachers know the last week before the winter break is difficult to fill. Students are … [Read more...] about 5 Day Classroom Countdown to Winter Break!
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 with creative solutions, but they fall short. Finally, a "service" dog comes to the rescue by fetching Bonaparte's bones, which helps … [Read more...] about October Interactive Read-Alouds 2018