How I Organize and Level My Classroom Library

My first year teaching, I think it took me half the school year to finally be satisfied with the way my classroom library was organized. I inherited an entire library of books from a retired teacher, but the books ranged from pre-school all the way to fourth grade. Needless to say, I felt overwhelmed and it took me a while to get through everyth... Read more

February Reflection Prompt Cards

February is such a special time of year for students as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. My littles always love to hand out their Valentine cards and treats. Since it is February, I am so excited to discuss love through our daily reflection prompt cards. I like to discuss what love actually is. Often times, we get so carried away by the chocolates,... Read more

For My Valentine Lapbook Keepsake Gift

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I am SO EXCITED about this fun writing craftivity we will be creating! This year I decided to work on narrative writing during Valentine’s week. I love using lapbooks in my classroom because they allow us to work on writing all week by adding small pieces to this lapbook project each day. My student... Read more

How to Organize Small Group Workshop Materials

Working with my students in small groups is one of my favorite parts of the day. It is the time where I can target the individual literacy skills that my littles need to become fluent readers and meet their reading goals. In order to meet with all six of my groups, I MUST have a plan and be organized. In the past, I have used different folders f... Read more

January Reflection Prompt Cards

Snowflakes, winter, New Year Resolutions, goals, weight loss, cold weather, and ice skating are all words we associate with the month of January. As we head into the new year, my classroom will be reflecting on our goals and getting into a strong growth mindset. We will be discussing any resolutions that our students want to achieve with their f... Read more