November is such a sweet time of year, as we pause and reflect on all the things we are thankful for. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite books and activities for November in the primary classroom!
Take your FAVORITE Halloween read alouds to the next level! These CLASS BOOKS are incredibly engaging and perfect for early literacy!
It's finally here!! Amazon Prime Day runs October 13 and 14th this year and I've found some AMAZING deals for you!! Today's blog post is filled with some HUGE savings and all the links are included for your convenience!
Today's blog post is all about Learning Slides in the elementary classroom! I'll be sharing what learning slides are and how you can use them effectively in your classroom! While I love to use LEARNING SLIDES to establish routines and expectations for the school year, they are also incredibly helpful for distance learning. Let's take a look!
Hello teacher friends! I'm so glad you are here! Today, I've got a DIY project that might just change the way you plan for a Sub!
Summer is a great time to get caught up on classroom projects and this SUB STATION is my favorite way to organize for a substitute! Today, I want to show you just how easy it is to make your own Sub Station!
Making a Sub Station takes a small amount of time but yields a BIG return in terms of stress relief and planning! Today I am breaking down my Sub Station so you can see what's inside!
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Hello teacher friends! I'm so excited you're joining me today for this post! I'm excited to show you all how easy and cost effective it is to make your own teacher planner or binder at home!! You don't have to print anything at a specialty print shop (unless of course you want to!) and you don't need expensive equipment!
Today I will show you 3 OPTIONS for putting together your planner and lay out the costs as well as the pros and cons! I will also link to my home printer, basic laminator, and my fave budget friendly ink delivery!! **Pictured below: my kitchen island, which makes for a great spot to assemble! Wine optional ;)
I shared a picture of our LEGO challenges for this week on my Instagram @mrshenryinfirst and many of you were wondering what else we were doing to make things fun during the Covid-19 #homelearningquarantine so here's a quick snapshot of what LEGO WEEK looks like for us! For reference, my own kiddos are 4 and 5 years old but I'll try and share some ideas you can use and tweak if your kids are a little older!
Educational companies (and teachers!) are coming together and offering FREE resources due to school closings and Covid-19!! I've been working hard to collect a list of those resources to share here with you and your students!!
Here is a list of some AMAZING resources for digital learning at home! These can be used with guidance from teachers or directly by families at home looking for resources to support home learning!
A True Emergency
"Sub plans are a breeze!" said NO TEACHER EVER! Ugh, we all know how difficult it is to miss school for a prepared absence and the stress it places on staff when there's no plan in place, but how do you plan for an emergency absence?
I know first hand what it's like to miss school for an emergency. As a first year teacher, my dad was involved in a motorcycle accident that sent him in a helicopter straight to the ICU. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I wasn't going to be going to school the next day or week for that matter, but as a new teacher I just wasn't prepared for missing any days! I had no sub plans because, well let's face it, I was barely hanging on to the day-to-day happenings myself! I was learning the ropes and barely staying afloat on my own.
If you're looking for more than JUST a toy, check out these awesome gifts for kids available on Amazon! As a teacher, I love giving gifts that inspire creativity, build on skills, and take fun to the next level!