1st 7 days of school recap (part 1)
A few photos of some of the things we have been doing during the first week and 2 days of school. 1). After reading First Day Jitters one of the follow up activities was a cooperative group vocab exercise which is pictured below. I love doing partner and group activities with my students as it provides great opportunity for practicing social skills and working with others. we love our clipboards:) Can't head to groups without them I also allow the students to pick a place to go with their…
Managment Monday (Tuesday!) & other Randomness
Delay, delay, delay! Doing my delay dance right now! PA is super cold, so we have a 2 hour delay again tomorrow. We have state testing in ab...
A Classroom Community
This week I found out I was called back to work after being laid-off. Although, I will miss my 4 month old and being home when my 9 year old...
This packet includes all of the resources you will need to start a Morning Meeting in your classroom, including a 30+ page E-BOOK to walk you through the entire process!! **To see a quick flip-through of the e-book, click HERE. Included in the packet: - Posters with the five steps of a Morning Me...
Susan Hardin's Idiom Response Center Activity
Here is a great freebie to help you meet the following new Common Core standards in your literacy classes. CCSS RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language. CCSS L5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. a. Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in contex. Feel free to come and visit my blog or Facebook fan page for more…
Classroom Display Ideas | Responsive Classroom
Last spring, I encouraged you to take a good, hard look at your classroom displays and think about how, in the future, you might increase the emphasis on displaying student work and showcasing learning. Now, for those of you who are just getting started with a new class, it’s time to make good on that Read More »
Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic
Exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, teaching tips, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers from the classrooms of extraordinary mentor
Zenergy Chime | Responsive Classroom
An audio and a visual signal are an important alternative to the teacher's voice for getting children's quick and quiet attention.
Peace, Love, and First Grade
Ideas and resources for early elementary teachers - First grade printables - classroom organization tips - classroom management tips -