Classroom Tour with lots of FREEBIES! - Smitten with First
As you may have read in my last post, it was time for some MAJOR change in my classroom decor this year! Here’s a little peek into my farmhouse chic inspired classroom. Over the summer I came across the most adorable shiplap inspired wood bulletin board paper at our local teacher store, and knew I had …
20 Classroom Management Strategies You Can Start Right Away
20 easy classroom management strategies you can start right away to help improve student behavior and build a strong, positive classroom com...
Close Reading Highlighter Labels
Use these FREE highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading! Also terrific for test prep for older grades. Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good readers focused on the task at hand.
Middle School Math Man
Tracking our math homework trends. Finally made it to 100% homework completion. My middle school math students really enjoy tracking their progress as a group!
Going for Gold: An Homage to Effort
One School's Focus on Grit and Resilience photo courtesy of Hubspot Before you begin reading, predict the numbers that complete this equation. Intelligence =_____% effort vs. _____% ability* Consider this quote from Michael Jordan: "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot. . .and missed. I've failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan (1997 Nike…
Tales of a Teacherista
This teacher is a pro at maximizing space. Look at all of the folder and bulletin board space she created from the back and side of a file cabinet!
Time to Reorganize: Tips From Two Teachers - Learning Lab Resources
Well, if you were expecting Melissa, I apologize, but she and I are swapping blogs for a moment and I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy hopping from her blog to mine to see just what she has to say AND SHOW you, just like I will be. :) Melissa and I have been blogging and TpT buddies for quite some time. We have supported and encouraged one another along our journey and thought it would be fun to join forces and talk about something that we know all teachers want to talk about...CLASSROOM…
Math Notebooks- MS Math Sunday Funday
If you are reading this on Saturday, I hope you take advantage of the Back 2 School Cyber Search going on. There are some very generous bloggers sharing great resources for FREE!!!!! Now on to Math Notebooks... Last year I didn't start Math Notebooks until January. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I wish I had started them sooner, but so glad that this year, I will be starting them from DAY 1. I will use two different notebooks for the fall and spring semester. A few rules I have for my notebooks: 1…
Getting to the Core
organize construction paper in plastic files. Keep scraps in the green hanging folders that separate the colors. Crates also work. This makes them stackable and portable and easily used by students. No more mess and damaged paper! Great idea!
My #Made4Math 2: Student Center
Last week’s #Made4Math entries were great fun to read. I love how all us teachers get so excited about the new school year during the summer and start acting like little kids. An aside: many …