If you’re like me you use those adorable reading decoding strategies in your class. During our small group guided reading time I would show the students a strategy poster and we would talk about it. I would also point out how a strategy can help us read a word. That all seemed fine enough, but… Continue reading Student Ownership; Decoding Strategies
It’s summertime, which for me means that I can actually accomplish some of those extra little things that I want done for my classroom. My goal this year is to try and make the classroom as light and bright as possible. One of the little projects I worked on was making some motivational posters for… Continue reading DIY Adorable Frames for the Classroom
If you’re like me, you hate making sub-plans. You’ve also probably pushed through an illness just to avoid making a substitute lesson plan. Over my years of teaching I have tried many different methods for my sub plans, some have been mediocre and others have failed. For this upcoming school year, I decided I would… Continue reading Sub-Ready for the Year!
Do you look on Pinterest for Anchor Chart ideas and give up at the thought that your Anchor Chart could never look that amazing? It actually doesn’t have to be that difficult to make an amazing Anchor Chart that you and your students will actually enjoy creating and looking at. I have a few simple… Continue reading Anchor Charts: Hacks and Tips
Our Red Carpet Readers event was a huge success! All of the students felt so special. The purpose of this event is to celebrate their tremendous accomplishments in reading. This year we chose to celebrate during Reading Across America week. What better way to end such a fun week of literacy than with a Red… Continue reading Red Carpet Readers