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Hall Display to Last through the Year!

Every morning, before your students walk into your classroom, they pass through the hallways of... Read More

10 Best Organizing Tips for the Classroom

Although I’ve been teaching for a bajillion years, I still find that the littlest organizing... Read More

Second Grade Interactive Notebook

This STEP-BY-STEP INTERACTIVE WRITING NOTEBOOK is a complete Step-By-Step WRITER’S WORKSHOP program with engaging lessons,... Read More

DIY- Classroom Curtains

DIY- Super Easy Classroom Curtains-  I am not kidding when I tell you it took... Read More

Get Ready for an Amazing Year of Writing!

Prepare Your Classroom 1.  Writing Process with clothespins 2.  Million Dollar Word Bulletin Board-  I... Read More

10 Steps to Prepare for Writing Workshop

Are you ready for writing this year?  This post will take you through ten steps... Read More

Notice, Think, and Wonder!

Are you looking for a great way to encourage a critical thinking conversation? This activity... Read More

Keeping a Memory Book of Students

So much has happened since my last day of school a week ago!  Where do... Read More

10 Simple Steps to Making Chocolate Bars

Who loves chocolate?  Me me me me me me!!!!!! Did I say me?  Believe it... Read More

Effective Way to Teach Students How to Give Book Report Presentations!

Do you have trouble keeping students’ attention during book report presentations?  Are your students ever... Read More

Headbandz Social Studies Review

We had so much fun today!  We all needed to get up and moving around,... Read More

Valentine’s Day Sweet Parts of Speech

Here is a cute way to have your students practice parts of speech around Valentine’s... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Activity

Since we were gone for two weeks and it is a new year, I wanted... Read More

More Writing Lessons for Narrative Writing

Click HERE for an updated Prewriting blog post!  ... Read More

Guest Post with Rachel Lynette

I am so excited to see my post on Rachel Lynette’s site! Go to Rachel’s... Read More

Topic Sentences and Relevant Details

Click here for an updated post on TOPIC SENTENCES! Click here for an updated post... Read More

Fragments and Run-ons for Interactive Notebooks

Click here for an updated post on FRAGMENTS! Click here for an updated post on... Read More

Archaeology Dig- Fun!!!

Before I tell you about this motivating project, I have to tell you about the... Read More