Reentry from jet lag has me getting up early! I have used this early morning time to finish up some resources for my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Unit 6 of my Phonics Based Sentence Scrambles Resources is now complete, making all Units 1 through 6 available. The resource includes a teacher answer sheet and a form for students to write the unscrambled sentences. Each of these sentence ... Read More about Phonics Based Sentence Scrambles
Each school year, I invite my former students for a lunch date with me in our classroom. It was a bit late this year and I kept getting asked on the playground when they were going to come up to have lunch with me. We finally set a date for this past Tuesday. It was so wonderful to see them all together again and hard to believe that yet another year is almost past and they will be in fourth ... Read More about Lunch Dates with Former Students
Hot Off The Press! The OSMO resource in my TpT store is now fully editable! I have also added a Weekly Schedule form that is editable. With this form, I am able to group my students flexibly for math and reading centers and use the clear acrylic frames from Dollar Tree to display the forms in our classroom center areas. If you already own this product you can redownload to get the updated ... Read More about OSMO Resource is Now Editable!
Do you use Seesaw in your classroom or district? Recently I attended a literacy conference workshop and learned how to use the program with elementary students. The presentation was amazing which led me to pilot the app in my classroom that school year. Setting up your classroom is a simple process which can be completed in minutes. The app is easy to use and creates a digital portfolio that ... Read More about Seesaw – Student Driven Digital Portfolios
Every other year my husband and I go on a summer holiday, to eat amazing food, see friends, explore new places and swim in the sea, oh and this past trip, we got married ;-) This trip was to Italy, first to Liguria where we visited friends in Levanto. Then we traveled to the south to explore Puglia for the first time. We stayed in Pogliano al Mare and wow, it was like going back in time! The ... Read More about Italy – Levanto, Cinque Terre and Puglia
How on earth did Halloween happen to fall on a Monday - yikes?! Mondays are a big day with us; we launch our new weekly unit for reading with lots of new words, stories, and writing projects. With costumes, parades, classroom parties and dreams of trick and treating and all that FREE CANDY occupying little minds, I will be honest, it was tough to feel very effective as a teacher ... Read More about Halloween on a Monday…oh my.
Somehow elementary school still used that lined brown paper that rips and has low contrast with student writing. Honestly, it makes. me. crazy. To avoid using that lined paper, I created a resource of lined paper that compliments any spelling program. Mondays are our pretest. Then students are put either on one of two lists. Then, during the week we work on our spelling words in small groups, ... Read More about Spelling Lined Paper!
Disclosure: The links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission should you choose to make a purchase. We do and we LOVE our Osmo station in our classroom! I started with the Osmo Genius Kit which has all the necessary pieces to get you started and can be used in both math and reading centers. Getting Started You will need a regular ... Read More about Do you Osmo?