Hello, friends!   It's Christmas break for me and I'm taking a few minutes to plan ahead for the new year!  Last year our first graders host...

Hello, friends! It's Christmas break for me and I'm taking a few minutes to plan ahead for the new year! Last year our first graders host...

Peek of the Week: Bloom Ball Printable Template - key ideas/vocab on a single topic on each side of the ball

{Peek of the Week} A Peek Inside REAL Classrooms

Peek of the Week: Bloom Ball Printable Template - key ideas/vocab on a single topic on each side of the ball

Book area signpost - Where will your reading take you????

What’s in My Teacher’s Bag {Making Inferences

Literary Jenga for grades 7-12 based on Bloom's Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge

Literary Jenga: Reading Literature Game for ANY Novel Grades 7-12

Here's a super simple and fun project that you can have your students complete during your next novel study.  I call them "Matchbook Summaries," for lack of a better term, and they require little prep

Here's a super simple and fun project that you can have your students complete during your next novel study. I call them "Matchbook Summaries," for lack of a better term, and they require little prep

High School Library Decorating Ideas | butterflies fly, fly away: this sort of paper cutting project with the ...

Invitation to Create: Fall Sticky Trees

Tons of mini lessons, activities and printables for ALL the first grade Common Core language and grammar standards!

Tons of mini lessons, activities and printables for ALL the first grade Common Core language and grammar standards!

Back to school writing, math, reading, projects, and more that are standards based, fun, and meaningful! $

Back to School Galore for Kinders: Photo Booth, Getting to Know You, and More

Back to school writing, math, reading, projects, and more that are standards based, fun, and meaningful! $

During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and pioneers in their fields for the basis of their research. Students will research their famous person as they respond to targeted research questions. While researching, they’ll be on the lookout for ways that the famous person had a growth mindset. Next…

Growth Mindset Research Projects - 3D Projects about People with Growth Mindsets

During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and pioneers in their fields for the basis of their research. Students will research their famous person as they respond to targeted research questions. While researching, they’ll be on the lookout for ways that the famous person had a growth mindset. Next…

For years, I have witnessed, over and over again, the value of using pictures to teach reading skills in my classroom.  I always use the...

Using Pictures to Teach Reading and Writing Skills

For years, I have witnessed, over and over again, the value of using pictures to teach reading skills in my classroom. I always use the...

Get Inspired by These 8 Creative School Library Ideas! These ideas that will help you jazz up your media center all year round.

Get Inspired by These 8 Creative School Library Ideas! These ideas that will help you jazz up your media center all year round.

The kids and I have been talking about words with ing added on the end.  My youngest has just started coming across these words in his reading and his big sister was showing him how to break the wo…

The kids and I have been talking about words with ing added on the end. My youngest has just started coming across these words in his reading and his big sister was showing him how to break the wo…

Do you have a smaller home which lacks storage space? We’ve compiled a list of the greatest small space living design ideas to make your home feel more spacious whilst also adding a certain pizazz.

Small Space Living: 25 Design Tricks To Enhance Small Homes

Do you have a smaller home which lacks storage space? We’ve compiled a list of the greatest small space living design ideas to make your home feel more spacious whilst also adding a certain pizazz.

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