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…”

Elementary Literacy Bundles all about Getting your Students EXCITED about Writing! The Reluctant Writer’s Bundle

How hard is it to get those shy writers to produce any work at all? We all have those students who write about anything and everything!!! But, what about those that want to but can’t and won’t? One step in the right directions (Do you like that?) is having students exposed to books about shyContinue reading “Elementary Literacy Bundles all about Getting your Students EXCITED about Writing! The Reluctant Writer’s Bundle”

Monster Math Kindergarten Review

Today’s new Boom Game: Monster Math Review. These Kindergarten concepts were made into a self-correcting digital Boom Game. Preview the game by clicking on this link. This self correcting digital game is a great way to fortify some Kindergarten concepts before the coming year or to start off the first grade year strong. Concepts includeContinue reading “Monster Math Kindergarten Review”

Happy Terrific Tuesday To You All!

A little alliteration to start off your Tuesday and hopefully it is a good one. Here in Gilroy, it is Sunny and the weather plans on being a scorcher! We are still stuck inside but are trying to make the most out of it. My boys are getting a bite to eat and riding aroundContinue reading “Happy Terrific Tuesday To You All!”

Elementary Literacy

Yay! My new literacy bundle is out, I am excited about it! I chose to use The Word Collector as the guided book. I love to share this book with teachers and students to help lead the way to beefing up our early elementary vocabulary. I work with many second language students so adding inContinue reading “Elementary Literacy”