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…

Winter Games Websites for Students

February 11, 2018 No Comments

I’ve been planning a lot of learning fun all centered around the Winter Olympics for the next two weeks. Actually, in all honesty, we are really just working on the same lessons and activities I would normally be teaching this time of year…just with an Olympic twist! One of the major activities we will be working on is…

Math TIME: Rotations At Their Pace

February 21, 2016 No Comments

I have attempted to get math rotations going in my 5th grade class for years now. I tried different acronyms and setups, but I could never remain committed to them. It all felt too rushed…the students would settle into an activity and then it would be time to move on again. Those who needed more time had to…

What To Do When They Are New

February 24, 2015 No Comments

I feel so fortunate to teach newcomer English Language Learners. They work so hard and absolutely love coming to school each and every day! And there is nothing more rewarding than seeing them acquire English as they learn grade level content. It can be challenging work though…especially when new students come midyear and are not speaking English yet….

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