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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 […]

Giving Students a Voice in Our Classroom Library

As I wrap up my sixteenth year of teaching, I have been reflecting on all the things I do to lower my stress level. Because teaching can be very stressful, as you well know. One of my biggest stressors is feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things to manage: tons of paperwork, stacks of […]

Using Labels to Keep a Clean Inbox

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 […]

Winter Games Websites for Students

Happy New Year everyone!! In the spirit of organization, I am sharing a little interactive tool I hope you will be able to use for your planning.  We are heading back to school this week and I wanted to be sure I had everything prepped to get back into the swing of things…and in a […]

A Google Drive To-Do List

Ah, seating charts…such a joy to formulate each time. Or not. If you are anything like me, you hastily sketch out a new plan at the absolute moment of necessity (those seats MUST be changed now!!) on a random piece of scrap paper lying nearby. And forget at least two names. Then recount how many […]

A Google Drive Seating Chart