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Looking for some great mentor texts for your February reader's workshop block? Struggling to get your kiddos to discuss their reading independently? This shares 6 love-themed titles and activities and lesson ideas for your February reader's workshop. Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Reading Worksheets, Creative Teaching, My Teacher, Teacher Tips, Mentor Texts, Kids Lighting

Looking for some great mentor texts for your February reader's workshop block? Struggling to get you

Sometimes, getting students to talk feels like a traumatic trip to the beauty shop. Stick with me here. You walk into the salon with...

This post introduces a year-long empathy project designed to develop students' discourse skills. It outlines the fifth grade class project, identifies essential questions and the data points (WIDA/WAPT Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Creative Teaching, Literacy Stations, Literacy Centers, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Schools, Action Research

This post introduces a year-long empathy project designed to develop students' discourse skills. It…

I'm writing this on the eve of a brand new school year. My fifth graders will arrive tomorrow morning, and we'll be boogie-ing our wa...

Mondrian Math: Fractions, Decimals, Percents & Blurred Lines - Wild Child's Mossy Oak Musings 4th Grade Classroom, 4th Grade Math, Math Class, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Inspiration, Classroom Organization, Math Activities, Teacher Resources, Interactive Activities

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"The power of mathematics is often to change one thing into another, to change geometry into language." Marcus du Sautoy One o...

Math Games: Observing Your Students Makes Back-To-School A Breeze - Wild Child's Mossy Oak Musings Interactive Activities, Math Activities, Teacher Resources, New School Year, Back To School, Middle School, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Creative Teaching

How should you use math games at the beginning of the year?

I was in the toy aisle at Target the other day and spied a giant set of dominoes. It was a thing of beauty to behold. I was insta...

Looking for perseverance-themed kid lit? You need this post! It outlines lesson ideas, and recommends four fantastic fiction and narrative nonfiction books your kids will love. I promise! Literacy Stations, Literacy Centers, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Interactive Activities, English Writing, Reading Resources, Book Themes, Fourth Grade

How do I teach theme? I link similar themed books together, of course!

In this world, we are not perfect. We can only do our best. ...

Civil Rights Heroes: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives - Real Time - Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Finance You for Healthy articles ideas Social Studies Resources, Reading Resources, Secondary Resources, Middle School Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Literacy Stations, Interactive Activities, Superman, Batman

Civil Rights Heroes: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure inspite of overwhelming obstacles. ...

Too often, we teachers grapple with issues we have no control over. We feel defeated, unsuccessful, and burned out when we forget about our circle of control. Middle School Teachers, New Teachers, School Classroom, Classroom Decor, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Classroom Resources, Circle Of Control, Back To School Activities

Ex-Husbands, Control & Windmills: A Teacher's New Year Musings

I can only control myself, my actions, my work ethic, and my attitude. ...

Looking for some pleasure reading titles? We’ve got 4 recommendations just for you, plus teacher fun freebies to accompany your fun! Meet The Teacher, Best Teacher, School Teacher, Teacher Blogs, Secondary Resources, Parent Communication, Fifth Grade, Teaching Tips, Classroom Management

A Summer Reading Series for Teachers

The garden is a world filled with secrets. Slowly, I see more each day. The black pines twist and turn to form graceful shapes, while th...

Powers of 10 Posters : Powers of 10 Posters Interactive Activities, Math Activities, Teacher Resources, Teacher Tips, 4th Grade Math, Math Class, Math Math, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas

Powers of 10 Posters

Hey friend! This freebie is designed to give a snapshot review of the powers of 10 and the vocabulary used in math class when working with them. These colored 8 ½ x 11 inch posters are perfect for your wall, or for your student's math folder, binder or notebook. Enjoy!

Do you your kids struggle with those "About the Text" questions on Fountas and Pinnell assessments? You know, the ones where they're asked to identify descriptive language in the passages? This post is FOR YOU! This creative approach might seem "fluffy" t Teaching Career, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Poetry, Creative Teaching, Teaching Materials, Found Poetry, Interactive Activities, Writing Activities, Reading Resources

Poetry & Descriptive Reading and Writing: .A Teacher's Story of How "Fluff" Led to Rigor

Eons and eons ago in my teaching career, a colleague once said to me, "I don't know how you find time to get to that fluff." Even now...

Teacher fashions have sure changed through the years. thank God! Are you ready to giggle? Middle School Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Schools, Teacher Shoes, Teacher Style, Laughed Until We Cried, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Secondary Resources

Teacher Shoes: The Story of a Teacher's Vow

These boots were made for walkin', and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you. ...

March is Reading Month and Read Across America shenanigans don't have to be stressful! 3 + ways to make your celebrations student-centered! Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Spring Activities, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Parent Communication, Literacy Stations

3 Ways to Keep Your Sanity for March is Reading Month

Every February, I begin to brace myself. The "March is Reading Month" committee begins meeting to plan the month for our school...

Teaching & Learning Gratitude: Book Suggestions For Thankfulness - Real Time - Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Finance You for Healthy articles ideas Gratitude Book, Middle School Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Parent Communication, Literacy Stations, Mentor Texts, Interactive Activities

Teaching & Learning Gratitude: Book Suggestions For Thankfulness

The heart breaks and breaks and lives by breaking. It is necessary to go through dark and deeper dark and not to turn. ...

Valentine& Day can be a hard holiday to navigate with upper elementary kiddos. the hormones. the precarious friendships.the hurt feelings. Here& an idea that& fun, easy to implement and COMMON CORE ALIGNED! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Teacher Blogs, Classroom Resources, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Literacy Stations, Literacy Centers, Interactive Activities

Love Letters & Brussel Sprouts: Exploring Odes and Point-of-View

You're my funny valentine, sweet comic valentine You make me smile with my heart Your looks are laughable, unphotographable ...

It's so easy to lose track of our "why" as we're bullied about in our day-to-day lives as teachers. Sometimes reminders come in unexpected ways. Writing Resources, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Teacher Blogs, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Literacy Stations, Literacy Centers, Parent Communication

Striving & Thriving: Remembering Purpose in the Reading Classroom

We sat huddled around our small table. We were delving into Rules by Cynthia Lord. Charlotte hunched over her book. Mya absentmindedly...