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A Shark Week FREEBIE!

All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love! One way I love to keep my kids engaged in the first…

Back-to-School LIFESAVER

 I am so excited to announce that Educents.com is having a HUGE back-to-school blowout sale and I am going to be featured in one of the curriculum bundles! From July 30 – August 2 (Wednesday – Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for…

A Very Hungry Bright Idea

I came across this bright idea a month too late, as our Eric Carle unit was finished. But you bet your bottom dollar I’ll be making this bad boy next year–it’s too cute not to! I found this lovely and incredibly easy idea when I visited my friend who had…

Bright Ideas–No More Rummaging!

It’s 10:00. Lunch is imminent. You are halfway through a math lesson, then you hear it. Pencils rolling around supply boxes, paper crumpling. The dreaded desk rummaging has begun.Personally, if I had a dollar for every time one of my students was playing in his or her desk during a…

Bright Ideas: Simple Guided Reading Organization

Guided Reading is a necessary evil. An enigma. A Catch-22. I love guided reading and what it does for my students. I enjoy guided reading while I’m doing it, but I’ll be really honest here. Sometimes, the anticipation of doing guided reading is enough to send me running and hiding.…

Sunday Fun(?)day

The other day when I was stalking browsing Facebook, I came across this: It was like the Facebook gods were speaking directly to me. If I had to recreate this meme, it would go a little something like this: I Honestly Don’t Think It’s Physically Possible to Get Out of…

Chance of a Lifetime (Or…Monthtime?)

Let’s talk resolutions. It’s a good news/bad news situation over here for me. Bad news first—I’ve been an awful blogger for the past week (maybe 2). Started strong, but had a relapse. My bad! Good news–I have been doing a fantastic job keeping ahead of the game at school. So…