Over the years I have found that when I teach my guided reading groups, there are quite a few items that I need daily. In the past, I have had all the items spread out on counters, in cabinets and just all over the classroom. This year I got a cart to house all my items and it has been a GAME ... Read More about Tools for Guided Reading
One of the questions I get asked a LOT is how I manage my students during center time. I spend the first 2 months of the school year getting students ready for small group work but that can be just half of the battle. Right? How do students know where they are going? How do they know when to ... Read More about Center Management
We all know how hard it is to squeeze everything we need to do with a group of kids into 20 minutes of group time. This past year I have started to use those first 5 minutes of my group time in a different way to help maximize the time by starting with letter identification and sounds. When my ... Read More about The First 5 Minutes of Guided Reading
This past week we celebrated our 100th day of school! Lots of fun activities were planned to celebrate the day and I ordered some goodies from Oriental Trading as well. I can't wait to show you what we did. We started off the party with decorating crowns to show we are 100 days ... Read More about 100 Days Smarter!
If you have been following me for awhile you all know how much I ADORE mini erasers. So I was SOO excited when I discovered that Oriental Trading had some that I did not know about! Today I am teamed up with Oriental Trading to give you a sneak peek into my eraser activities using these adorable ... Read More about Polar Bear Eraser Activities