Hi everyone! I want to introduce a new idea to you all: First Freebie Friday. On the first Friday of each month I'm going to post a free resource on my Teachers Pay Teachers store for everyone! I hope this will be a good way to share with everyone and give out some ideas for… Continue reading First Freebie Friday: April 3, 2020
I know, I know, there's never down time when you're a teacher! But hear me out, guys; I'm posting this during the COVID-19 pandemic and my district has instructed us to not overwhelm kids with too much work. Not only does not everyone have access to technology, many students are already afraid and anxious, looking… Continue reading 45+ Productive Things for Teachers to Do During “Down Time”
Hello again, friends! I just finished chapter six in Carol Ann Tomlinson's The Differentiated Classroom and I'm here to keep you all updated! Last chapter discussed how teachers need to begin their planning for differentiating their classes and how important it is to remember exactly what students need to learn. Chapter six is titled Teachers… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 6
I like to try my hardest to combine Art with what we're learning about in other subjects. It can sometimes be challenging, and other times not so much. Either way, the kids love making art, so integrating it with other subjects can really help them to remember certain important points. This time around was one… Continue reading Make Your Own Dinosaur!
I decided to lump chapters eight through ten together because they all illustrate how a typical day would run utilizing the strategies discussed in the book. Chapter eight focuses on a kindergarten classroom, chapter nine on a primary classroom, and chapter ten on an intermediate classroom. Instead of simply focusing on one of these chapters,… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Classrooms That Work Chapters 8-10
Hello again! We’ve made it to chapter six in Classrooms That Work! Discussed briefly in the previous chapter was incorporating subjects such as Science and Social Studies into reading. Here, our chapter is titled “Science and Social Studies Matter to Struggling Readers” and follows the path one would expect; talking about the importance of subjects… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Classrooms That Work Ch. 6
Guess what?! We’ve reached the inevitable phonics chapter in Classrooms That Work! We all knew it had to come; the chapter all about what the book itself has had enough of. Of course, the book has not been telling us phonics is useless in itself; it’s been telling us that the way in which so… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Classrooms That Work Ch. 5