3 Cheers for Indoor Recess

    I can confidently say that winter is here with the first BIG snow storm moving its way across the United States.  But with this change in weather comes something that causes many a teacher to let out a big sigh - Indoor Recess.  Today I want to share 3 of my favorite activities for indoor ... READ the POST

Help With Teaching Rhyming

Rhyming - oh where to begin.  For some kids it comes so easy, almost naturally.  For others, it is such a struggle.  Every year I pull out my bag of tricks but there always seem to be 1 or 2 that are still stuck when it comes to rhyming. Recently I was browsing through a kindergarten ... READ the POST

Bouncy Bands Help Kids Focus!

Yes, I'm a teacher but I'm also a Mom of an awesome kiddo with ADHD.  You probably don't need me to tell you that focusing is just downright painful sometimes - downright impossible other times.If you aren't blessed with your own ADHD kiddo in your home, I'm sure you can think to your class and ... READ the POST

5 Words of Encouragement for Teachers

So I've been thinking about this post for a while.  It all started a few weeks ago on Facebook.  I am part of a few different groups for teachers and since school has started I've noticed a lot of posts that look and sound like these:   "Anyone else feeling overwhelmed?"   "I've ... READ the POST

Alphabet Practice and Building Words – Football Style

It's fall and I don't know about you, nothing says fall more than football in my neck of the woods.  Maybe that is because it is still in the high 90's and leaves won't change colors around here until some time between late November and January.  So football is what I hang my hat on!  Oh yeah - and ... READ the POST

Breaks Help the Brain!

Take a minute and think about what we ask of our students on any given day.  As teachers we want to make the most of the precious time we have them and we do our very best to make every last second filled with learning opportunities.  Now think about that from the perspective of a non-teacher adult. ... READ the POST


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