At the beginning of the year, I love to have a fresh look in my classroom. It can be a complete theme, or maybe just something different that brightens up the room. Student desk name plates are one of my go to items. I used to buy them each year, but then I started to create my own. Just like we want new and fresh things, it is important to have something fresh and interesting for the children. It gives us a new outlook and energy to start new things. It makes them feel important and ... Read More about Student Desk Name Plates Freebie For Back To School
Do you struggle with new ideas for teaching and practicing vocabulary? How about when it comes to teaching your students (and parents) what the learning standards mean? How about a fun idea to use with your class tomorrow? They can become word detectives! Grab the Word Detective Slip freebie file to get you started right away! Click here to email your freebie What is your favorite vocabulary idea? I would love to hear in the comments below! ~Charity This post ... Read More about Vocabulary Lesson Helper
We need to teach addition facts. We need to teach kids about the inverse operation relationship between additional and subtraction. We need to teach critical thinking skills. We need to give kids manipulatives. We need to work on problem solving and deducing information from other information. We need to, we need to, we need to. What we really need to do is focus on integration. Do you ever feel like the to-teach list is longer than the hours in a day? We all do, because it's true! There ... Read More about There is not enough time in a school day. Integration is hands down the best way to have students constantly applying knowledge.
Howdy friends! I was farting around in some old files and realized I had this super cute dog clip art set that was just hanging out for a rainy day. And, as it turns out, it has been raining all day and is supposed to continue into tomorrow - lol! I have gotten a lot of requests for my Organized Teacher's Tool Kits in a dog theme, and while I don't really have time to complete that right now, I figured I would throw together a quick freebie for you to enjoy regardless. I ... Read More about Reading Goes to the Dogs
Do you teach older students but still want them to have name tags? Primary name tags can be pretty lame for your older students but I still want my students to have them. With that said, I also don't want them to be embarrassed about them. The solution for you! I have my students design their own name tags (with some specific criteria). As a result, they take ownership for and pride in. The prep is supper easy, just one cut of a paper and name writing. Take a quick minute and read ... Read More about Name Tags for Big Kids