Truths!

Here are some school truths: SEL is vital! Literacy is crucial! ELD/ESL is imperative! And these have always been…maybe your student population changed, life sure has changed, but people have always needed support learning, practicing what they have learned, learning about differences and similarities, appreciation, respect, and expressing themselves properly. All of these may leaveContinue reading “Truths!”

Four Square Check-In Tool for Student Engagement and Attendance

I love using this four square check-in activity at the beginning of my classes. My students love to tell me how they are doing based on the animal/character/food/color or whatever pictures I use to relate to their feelings. Students choose one, multiple or no pictures to relate to and then tell me and the classContinue reading “Four Square Check-In Tool for Student Engagement and Attendance”

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”

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”