Flexible Seating in the classroom – Assisting Student Success Part 1 Flexible seating and assisting students success in the classroom is something that I wanted to do, but it was something that I kept going back and forth on. Did I want to get rid of the safety net of my simple chairs and tables […]
Breakout Games and Inquiry in the Classroom – Part 2
If you have not yet checked out part 1 of my breakout game blog posts, CLICK HERE to be redirected! Aaah, breakout games. The love of my teaching life. Breakout games really are all that, AND a bag of chips! If you have not heard of breakout games, you really are missing out on some […]
Breakout Games and Inquiry in the Classroom — Part 1
As many of you know, there is a great desire for teachers to implement inquiry based learning in their classrooms. Watching your students come up with questions, find solutions and solve problems is what inquiry is all about. Having a fun hands on approach to inquiry based learning is both fun for teachers to watch […]
How to Keep Track of Completed Student Work
As a Third Grade teacher, I am caught in a place between overflowing paperwork and the struggle to keep track of it all. I don’t love to give worksheets to my students all the time, but to be honest there are just some things that work better with a piece of paper in front of […]
Multiplication Fact Fluency – 5 EASY Ways to Encourage Student Success
Who loves it when their students know their multiplication facts by heart? ?????????????? We all want to see our students being successful in the memorization of their facts and learning the strategies to help them to learn. Here are a few ways that we practice fact fluency and how I have helped my students to […]
How to Print EVERYTHING in Color while on a Teacher Budget!
If you are anything like me, you like to print your games, centers, posters and other amazing teaching resources in COLOR! The problem that we usually face as teachers is that ink is EXPENSIVE! It’s way too costly for us to print everything that we want to in color. Right? WRONG! What if I told […]
Teaching the Difference between Toys and Tools
We all have those days. Picture this… So, here I go again. I give students a mini whiteboard and a marker and then I turn around to draw something on my whiteboard only to turn back around and see that ½ of my students are drawing pictures of cats wearing funny hats and actually not […]
No Prep SMARTboard Bingo Games
I LOVE playing games in my classroom. Love! We play games for many of the concepts that we learn or for reviewing things that we have already covered. One of our favorite games is SMARTboard Bingo! You don’t even need a smart board to play it on as long as you have a projector in […]
I MOUSTACHE you to read this post!
Hello Sirs and Madams… Tomorrow, my school is having our monthly spirit day. While I do normally put in a decent effort, tonight I decided to go all out to get ready for Moustache Day!! My class is as classy as it can get with ‘staches all over the room. I’m a naturally competitive person, […]
5 Ways to Choose a GoNoodle Champ!
If your class is anything like mine, they love, love, love GoNoodle! Every time we bust it out on the big screen, the classroom is filled with excitement. Really, I can’t blame them. I love GoNoodle and I really believe that it is a positive way for my students take a break from all the […]