Data has become a central theme in classrooms today. We have formative assessments, summative assessments, reading level assessments, MAP testing, STAAR tests, other standardized tests, istation, the list can go on forever. The last thing we need as teachers is another thing to grade or another assessment! We do need to check in with our … Continue reading Exit Slips and Assessing Student Understanding
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Ditching Behavior Charts for Better Behavior in the Classroom
I ditched behavior charts long, long ago, and I have never regretted it! (Don’t miss the FREE behavior toolkit download below!!) AND, I have had fewer behavior problems!! 😎 Not only was it more work to keep up with and more rewards to provide… I saw how it damaged a child’s view of themself and … Continue reading Ditching Behavior Charts for Better Behavior in the Classroom
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Meet the Teacher Night Scavenger Hunt
Meet the Teacher Night Made Easy!! Are you ready to make a great first impression and get all your parent forms filled out without having to stand awkwardly in front of all your new families telling them what to do? This EDITABLE Meet the Teacher Kit has everything you need for a smooth night. Meet … Continue reading Meet the Teacher Night Scavenger Hunt
Hanging Pocket Charts: Teacher Hack
I knew I wanted to make minilessons and centers more interactive, but I just didn’t have the useable space to do it. That’s when I had to get creative and find a way to put my hanging pocket charts on the wall. I love having my mini lesson materials right there in my focus wall! … Continue reading Hanging Pocket Charts: Teacher Hack
Planning Your Whole Month of Science in 5 Minutes!
I am always looking for a better way to streamline planning and prep so I can leave work on time and enjoy my family time. This Summer, I created a monthly planning page that has allowed me to plan an entire month in 5 minutes!! Talk about a time and sanity saver! I love tools … Continue reading Planning Your Whole Month of Science in 5 Minutes!
10 Effective Differentiation Strategies for a Variety of Learners
1. Varied challenge levels This is a super simple, but effective differentiation strategy for any teacher. Think about the level of learning you want each student to achieve and start there. You may be asking one student to identify elements of a story, looking for main idea and details. But, another student may need deeper … Continue reading 10 Effective Differentiation Strategies for a Variety of Learners
FREE Sub Folder!!
No more scrambling for last minute sub plans so you can call in sick or plan a day off. This tab book sub folder is my new favorite way to have my classroom ready for any unexpected (or planned) sub days.
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