7 Practical Tips for Building Community in the Classroom

Its always such a bittersweet feeling at the end of a school year to send my class off to the next teacher. We grow and learn so much together throughout the year. We always end up forming such a special bond, and I can't help but feel a little sad that they won't be with my everyday anymore. I am ... READ the POST

Digital Writing Activities Your Students Will Love

Writing is such an important skill for our students but doesn’t come naturally to every one. It's a skill that requires practice. But writing practice can be met with lots of moans and groans in the classroom. I’m here to help with two amazing digital writing activities that your students will ... READ the POST

Practicing Math Facts: 4 Fun and Engaging Ways

Math facts are important. It's something that will be used all throughout life and it's not only important that students know them, but knowing them fluently really helps. While first and foremost students need to understand the concepts of the basic operations, there's comes a point when ... READ the POST

5 Ways to Engage the Reluctant Writer

What can make someone clean their room, cry, snap pencils and tear paper? Writing. What can make an otherwise outgoing and often loud and fidgety student sit quietly so as to not be noticed? Writing. Hi. I'm Amy and I'm the mom of a reluctant writer. Both at school and at home, my son is a ... READ the POST

Valentine’s Day Activities for the Primary Classroom

One of my favorite things about teaching young kids is getting to experience holidays with their excitement and expectation. Valentine's Day is no exception! I have found that by engaging students with the holiday I can better hold their attention and engagement so we can keep learning. Here's ... READ the POST

5 Engaging Sight Word Activities to Reach Mastery

Learning to read is tough! But nothing helps kick-start the process faster than sight words. Once students know a sight word - yep, just 1 - they can start finding it in books, on signs, in the grocery store . . . As students begin to see words they know in their world, they begin to feel like ... READ the POST


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