Freebie! Self-Correcting Google Slides for 1st Grade on Context Clues

I love to use games of all sorts in the classroom. Self-correcting games allow student to make mistakes, learn from their mistakes, correct their learning, practice their skills, and grow their self-confidence while gaining knowledge. These self-correcting Google Slides can engage students while they practice their skills either asynchronously or in literacy centers. I madeContinue reading “Freebie! Self-Correcting Google Slides for 1st Grade on Context Clues”

ELD Strategies and Methods with Jamboard

ELD stands for English Language Development- meeting the needs of students that are learning English as well as the core content areas can be a challenge. Building language helps empower our students. One way to do that while we are working in a remote or face-to-face environment is to use Jamboard. Jamboard is a applicationContinue reading “ELD Strategies and Methods with Jamboard”

Fall Writing for Kinder and First Grade

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! And I love to share the season with my students. We don’t get many leaves changing color in our part of California so I bring that to my students. It is critical. We need to experience the world as large and amazing as it is,Continue reading “Fall Writing for Kinder and First Grade”

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”