How to Create Engaging Online Learning Stations
How to structure learning stations with Google Classroom, docs, slides, and forms; 10 ways to use learning stations with online teaching and remote / distance learning
Comprehension Questions to Ask Your Child at Home
This is a one page list of questions to send home with your students to help facilitate parents in asking good questions about the books their child is reading at home. You may also be interested in my Going Beyond "How was your day?" questions for parents. Here is another parent packet you migh...
*Think Sheets to Help Kids Think About Their Actions
Think sheets are an effective way to help children reflect on their behavior and feelings. One Think Sheet has pictures to help identify feelings, and the other just uses words. These sheets are also included in my Class Rules and Activities Inspired by Ron Clark's Essential 55 Book (Click if you w...
Think Sheet - Classroom Management
Hold your students accountable for their choices! This 'Think Sheet' allows your students to reflect on their behavior and come up with alternative choices. Space provided for a parent signature to keep parents in the loop about their child's behavior! Great to keep on file - refer back to these ...
March FUN-FILLED Learning!
Are you ready for the month of March? We are all geared up for some fun learning this month! Our March NO PREP packets are done and we are ready to go!
Christmas Slime Recipe - The Best Ideas for Kids
This Christmas slime recipe is so easy to make! Only 3 ingredients and no borax! Make these for a Christmas party or to give out as Christmas gifts!
Parent Christmas Gift Ideas - Around the Kampfire
Easy and inexpensive parent Christmas gift ideas for students to give Mom and Dad and teachers to give those special helpers and volunteers.
Kaboom! Possibly The Best Center Game Ever! - Teaching with Jillian Starr
Do you use Kaboom! in your classroom? It has been my go-to center for the past few years, whether I’m teaching Firsties, or now third graders. If Kaboom! is new to you, or it is something you haven’t yet tried in your classroom, here are some great reasons to give it a try: 1. It is highly engaging! 2. It lasts for as long as
AMAZING Ways to Use Pixar Shorts in the Classroom
Last week I shared one of my FAVORITE Pixar shorts "Mike's New Car" on Instagram as a way we practiced recording cause and effect relationships in our classroom. Although the number one way our students should practice reading skills is through their own books, my students REALLY enjoy when I throw a Pixar short at them to practice skills with. These shorts are SO SO cute and you can literally find one for EVERYTHING. I had LOTS of requests to share my favorite Pixar Shorts and skills they…
How to Improve Classroom Management By Doing Less- Logical Consequences Freebie - Young Teacher Love
I talk quite a bit about classroom management on my blog. I have to be honest here. I have tried so many different things. I have tried the clip chart, I have tried check marks, I have tried the “flip the card”. NONE of them work for me. The book Dream Class really changed my thoughts on […]
DIY Stained Glass Nativity Ornament
This stained glass nativity ornament is awesome for big kids to complete on their own, or for toddlers as their make the mosaic themselves. DIY ornaments make excellent keepsake crafts or gifts! This stained glass nativity ornament is awesome for big kids to complete independently, or great for toddlers as
Ugly Christmas Sweater Craft
A silly but fun Christmas or Holiday craft! This craft can be used in many different ways! In my classroom, students design their own sweater for the holiday season. We then pretend as though we created an "online store", where our sweaters were purchased. Students use multiplication to figure out h...
Christmas STEM Challenges (December)
***NEWLY UPDATED!!!***Check out my Video Tour and Demo of all components on YouTube below!LOW PREP CHRISTMAS STEM CHALLENGES VIDEOThis Christmas/Holiday STEM/STEAM package is perfect to engage your elementary engineers in December! Three STEM challenges and one Bonus Brainbuilder are provided and ca...
Prayer for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Prayer and Positive Student Characteristics List - Free Download for Report Cards, Progress Reports, and Parent Teacher Conferences