Fall Back to School Sight and Rebus Book Bundle

Ok, so it’s back to school time. Well it’s week 6 already!!!! This year is challenging but full of learning and making new strides. For example, I have recently started with reading groups. I have three groups Mondays and Wednesdays that are Emergent Readers and Tuesday and Thursdays two groups in the Early Guided ReadingContinue reading “Fall Back to School Sight and Rebus Book Bundle”

Engaging English Language / Grammar Practice Asynchronously

How do we do that? Let’s Say hello to Boom Cards and welcome to asynchronous learning that gives students engaging and fun practice and sends teachers feedback of student work. This information helps to guide next steps in the lessons. What is not to love about that cycle? Synchronously teach whole group and reteach andContinue reading “Engaging English Language / Grammar Practice Asynchronously”

Math Building Background for 1st-Graders

Check out this set of math strategies to build background together. Students come into school with all sorts of varying levels of knowledge on subject matter. By building background together you all start off from the same point which allows for more student participation, more understanding and less fuss. For any language learners in yourContinue reading “Math Building Background for 1st-Graders”

Teacher Self-Care

A lot of SEL talk is being thrown around to make sure students are coming to school virtually or in person so they can focus and learn. Schools are focusing on mediation, positive self-talk, mindset, diversity, digital citizenship and mood management and more. Schools are student centered and providing support for parents with those sameContinue reading “Teacher Self-Care”

Back to School Community Building SEL Activity for 1st Grade!!!!

I love first grade! It was my favorite grade to teach because I enjoyed watching their light bulbs go on when they learned to read. That brought me so much joy, now as a coach I drop by my first-grade classrooms whenever I get a chance so I can have some of those moments backContinue reading “Back to School Community Building SEL Activity for 1st Grade!!!!”

Designing Learning to Build Background for Diverse School Populations

Schools today have an influx of students from around the world. Children of all ages come with their own educational and cultural backgrounds. We can no longer expect that all students in the classroom have a shared understanding. To have the same understanding pf topics (vocabulary, images, themes, expectations) and meet state standards, we mustContinue reading “Designing Learning to Build Background for Diverse School Populations”

More Favorite Teaching Tools …Writables

This week when I ventured to Target for grocery and household needs with mask on and a time limit I quickly walked past and snatched two of my favorite teaching tools, a dry-erase board and poster. Anything that we can write on as teachers I find to be a necessary teaching tool. We write whileContinue reading “More Favorite Teaching Tools …Writables”

Distance Learning Breaks for Kids

Back to school this fall may look different for your household then last year. You may be starting the year with distance learning. Whatever your feelings about distance learning is make sure you make the best of it with your kiddos. In these hectic days don’t just go from course to course, math to writing,Continue reading “Distance Learning Breaks for Kids”

5 Back to School Hacks for Distance Learning

Yes, it’s true school is coming back and it’s going to be different for many kiddos this fall. Many students will meet their new teachers via Zoom or on a Webex meeting or maybe even through Flipgrid or chat- nothing old fashion about this fall. Let’s get through this the best we can and makeContinue reading “5 Back to School Hacks for Distance Learning”

One of my all-time favorite teaching tools…

Colored pens and markers make the classroom and coaching sessions differentiated.  I know what you are thinking differentiated?  How do colors of ink make things differentiated?  Well, there are three ways and counting. *Organization *Coding & Encoding *Leveled Organization:  This means that when we are meeting our groups of students or teachers, we want toContinue reading “One of my all-time favorite teaching tools…”