Giving Students a Voice in Our Classroom Library

November 4, 2018 No Comments

There’s nothing so beautiful as seeing your students happily reading, am I right? I’ve been working really hard this year to convert so of my not-big-fans-of-reading into voracious readers…and I am starting to see them take off now! One of my favorite tools to help with this has been our Book Request Form…and I wanted to share it with…

Notice & Note: Student Bookmarks

October 19, 2014 No Comments

Hello my dear friends! I’m stopping by to share a little something I’ve made for my students… And I hope it’s something your students can use as well! This past summer I read Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. Have you ever read a book where you find yourself constantly nodding your head and agreeing? Or saying…

Organizing Running Records

July 7, 2014 No Comments

Running Records. Love the assessments, can’t stand storing the materials. You should have seen the mess I’ve had over the years. Oh wait, you can! I have photographic evidence… (promise not to pin these two pics?) So I knew this would be the a great project for me to tackle this summer for Tara’s Monday Made It: Since…

Utilizing Those Nonfiction Text Features (file to share)

February 1, 2014 No Comments

We are deep into our nonfiction units in both Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop. In Writer’s, my students will eventually create their own informational text. In Reader’s, it’s all about reading and comprehending a variety of nonfiction texts. Speaking of that, those nonfiction text features have a huge part in the comprehension of advanced texts, don’t they? featuring…features! Well,…

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  • Ok, this is nothing major but it has really sped up my planning time in @planbookcom!
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Did you know you can navigate from lesson to lesson with arrows on the right and left? It is SO much faster than double-clicking in and out of lesson boxes!!
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This is probably one of those things everyone knows except me...but I wanted to share just in case!
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#lessonplans #planbookcom #classroommanagement #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
  • Three days of school, three books read for #classroombookaday!
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This has already become a highlight of our day and I love this bonding time with my new sweet fourth graders ❤️
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Next week, we will start discussing the themes and character traits we encounter during our daily reads, thanks to the brilliant @headoverheelsforteaching‘s resources!
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Have you started #classroombookaday again this year? If you are new to the concept you must check out @heisereads classroombookaday.com who developed this...she has tons of book recs and ideas!!
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#classroombookaday #picturebooks #readersgonnaread #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
  • Three days of school and I STILL have a couple of unfinished areas. This whiteboard isn’t hung on the wall, my drawers are only partially labeled, and I have piles of things on the floor to put away BUT...
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The first days of school have been absolutely awesome with my new students!!!
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I really think it’s SO hard for a type A teacher to learn to let things go...to take more time in the summer away from the classroom. I have been working at it for a few years now and I think I’m finally making some progress.
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My room isn’t completely ready for the new year but I definitely am ❤️
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#movingawayfromtypea #teacherselfcare #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
  • Year 18, day two!! It was too busy to post a first day of school picture yesterday 😅
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Who else started this week?? I hope it’s been great!
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#backtoschool #year18 #wheredoesthetimego #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
  • Sharing a quick Google Sheets tip!
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If you are using the checkbox feature and working with a large list, there is an easy way to uncheck all your boxes AT ONCE when you are done with your list!
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Click at the top of the column where your check boxes are located (swipe to see). This will select the whole column.
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Then click your space bar...this will automatically uncheck all of your boxes at once! You can also check off large groups of checkboxes using this same tip.
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I used this feature while printing off the covers for our read alouds today...it saved me a ton of time!
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If you’d like to see more about this digital read aloud tracker, please click the link in my profile or type bit.ly/DigitalReadAloudTracker ✅
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#googledrive #googlesheets #technologyintheclassroom #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram
  • How many days do you get for classroom setup?
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We have our one day coming up on Tuesday...and I have a zillion things to finish. Most parts are almost done, but there are stacks of things on the floor everywhere (swipe to see) 😬
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#classroomorganization #kindof #andstacksofsupplieseverywhere #teachertired #iteachfourth #iteach4th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram

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