Everything You Need for the 100th Day of School

The 100th Day of School is one of my favorite classroom holidays. I love this day because it gives students the chance to celebrate all of their hard work. As both a kindergarten and third grade teacher, this was a holiday we celebrated While it was a day filled with fun, it was a ... READ the POST

Sight Word Practice Pages that Kids Love

I love watching my kids grow as readers!  That twinkle in their eye and the joy on their face when they can read a word on their own. I am a believer that nothing makes our students feel more like readers than learning sight words. These words that they can instantly recognize are the ... READ the POST

Pumpkin Science: States of Matter

I love fall!  After a looooong and HOT Texas summer, fall is so refreshing.  The crisp and cool morning air (before it warms up) just makes me want to be outside and enjoy the season.  I love connecting the seasons to our lessons too!  What's better for fall than some fun, ... READ the POST

Word Work for Kindergarten

These days time just seems to be flying by!  For some of you school has already started and for many others your days are filled with getting ready for school to start soon.  This is such a busy season that seems to usher in a busy school year.   As we introduce new learning ... READ the POST

Teachers – Say Goodbye to Stress and Hello Summer!

The end of the school year is upon us and if you are anything like me at the end of the year that means TIRED and a little STRESSED OUT by all the things there are to do in order to wind up the year. And this year - well I don't know if I need to say anything more!  What a year it has ... READ the POST

3 Tips to Survive the Holidays in the Classroom

I remember my first year teaching like it was yesterday.  It was about mid fall when I felt like we hit our stride in my humble little 3rd grade classroom.  It was good - really good!  Then . . .the holidays came! Could I survive the holidays in the classroom? I remember my ... READ the POST


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