Let’s Talk about Teaching Story Structure/ Elements!
We just finished up teaching the story elements and it made me realize that even though I absolutely, positively LOVE, LOVE, LOVE children’s literature I struggled to find books to teach this simple concept. I [...]
Adding and Subtracting Within 10 FREEBIES
I don’t know about you guys, but my mind has been racing lately. Education is just hard right now, ya’ll. There are no two ways about it. So I have decided to really get back [...]
Thoughts on Distance Learning
We have officially wrapped up week two of school. We are currently teaching entirely virtually, with an end date to be determined. It isn’t stressful at all. LOL Teaching virtually is hard. It takes SO [...]
Making the Transition into Digital Learning
My school district is currently “closed until further notice.” I know so many others are in a similar boat. It has been a very, very abrupt learning curve! We were given some guidance. Mostly, we [...]
First Day of School Must Dos!
Our first day of the 2019-2020 school year has already come and gone- Can you believe it!?!? Let's talk about how you can make the first day of school the best first day EVER! Here [...]
Teaching Hacks from the Experts- YOU!
Let’s be honest; teaching can be hard. SUPER hard. How can we make it just the tiniest bit easier? What hacks can we use that can make teaching (and life) easier? These are some [...]
Nonfiction Reading (FREEBIE!)
I love teaching about informational text. I think that it can easily be neglected since literary text can be more fun to teach. It is also easier since most kids are already familiar with literary [...]
Three Favorite Fall Books
Here in the south, it is JUST beginning to get cool. I can finally pull on some jeans without sweating to death! It is heaven! I love teaching seasonal topics because they are engaging [...]
Fitting in Independent Reading
Time and time again research has supported the importance of independent reading. I had no idea that the idea of independent- and even the NAME of independent reading could be controversial until I started [...]