You've heard the saying... Throw Kindness Like Confetti! Well, today I'm excited to tell you just HOW you can start doing that! Let's throw some kindness around our classrooms (and keep it going!)
There's only one thing worse than getting sick when you're a teacher and that's writing sub plans! But it doesn't have to be a difficult task! When sickness strikes or you need a mental health day, don't be afraid to take it! You can't pour from an empty cup and your students will thrive when they have the BEST version of you! Here are 5 tips for making substitute plans in a pinch!
Fall is my absolute FAVORITE! The cooler weather, the countdown to approaching holidays, the return of PSL coffee, and all the fun activities for the classroom are just a few reasons why! (Side note: Have you tried the Pumpkin Cold Brew from Starbucks?! I'm still on the fence) Anyways, I'm excited to share some of my favorite Fall books and activities for the month of October with you today. From read alouds to math and science, I hope you'll find some Fall inspiration to get you excited as well!
It's that time of year! Back-to-school is in FULL SWING and I thought it would be a great time to share some of my FAVORITE activities for the first week of school! These activities are geared toward first grade but can absolutely be applied to K or 2nd!!
"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address." - You've Got Mail (top 5 for me!)
If you read my post on Leprechaun Traps, you know I absolutely LOVE STEM! So when Carson Dellosa Education contacted me about reviewing their new Stem Challenges and Seasonal Stem Challenges, I didn't hesitate! I can't wait to tell you all about these LOW PREP, grab and go STEM activities!
If you're thinking about starting flexible seating in your primary classroom, check out some of my tips and tricks below! From student management and self assessment to a variety of flexible seating options, this post will hopefully give you some ideas and get you started in the right direction!
I'm so excited to share some of my FAVORITE Back to School books with you today! I call these MUST HAVE BOOKS because not only are they perfect for BTS but they also help teachers discuss important themes & topics with their new students like handling worries, using manners, bullying, celebrating differences, and growth mindset. They're all such powerful stories, each in their own way! Your new group of students will get a taste of some amazing authors and really start to develop a love for reading if they haven't already!
Do you know what made me become a frequent Dollar Tree shopper? It was when I became a classroom teacher! I needed to get my room ready for my first year of full time teaching and I didn't have much to go on for a budget. Stocking up on book bins, office supplies, and classroom decor all for $1 was my golden ticket.