I don't know about you, but when I graduated from college with my teaching degree, I was not at all prepared to teach guided reading groups. I literally did not have one course on this very useful and necessary teaching method. Last summer, I purchased The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader. It is hands-down the best book I have ... Read More about This Is By Far The Best Book I Have Ever Read on How to Teach Guided Reading!
Primary students will enjoy learning about comparing lengths with this adorable caterpillar craft! Little learners will color and cut out the caterpillars. They will glue them in order from shortest to longest on a spring background. This would look great on a hallway or classroom bulletin board for the spring! A Google Slides version is included for virtual learning. Click below to download it ... Read More about Comparing Caterpillars Craft: A Measurement Activity for Ordering Length
I have been eyeing the Mint Julep Boutique's apparel for quite some time now, and I finally made my first purchase! I'm so excited about this beautiful sage green floral blouse. It's so light and airy, and I love the long bubble sleeves with the pleated detailing. I bought this shirt to wear on Easter. I plan on wearing it with some nice white skinny jeans and a pair of tan wedges. This top ... Read More about A Clothing Review: The Mint Julep Boutique
When I was a kid, I loved baking with my mom. She was a a great baker, and she would always get us kids involved. In first grade, she made these yummy cupcakes in a cone. She even added little fortunes to to the top of each one. My brother, who teased me relentlessly, like all good big brothers do, offered to help. I DID NOT want him to help, because I frankly did not trust him. My mom, being ... Read More about Cure Your Winter Blues with These Scrumptious Cupcake Cones!
Give your students movement breaks with these fun, St. Patrick's Day-themed Wiggle Breaks! People were not engineered to sit for hours at a time. It's just not good for us. In too many classrooms today, kids are made to sit for entirely too many hours each day. It's not good for their physical or intellectual development. If you would like to read an excellent article about the research that ... Read More about Free St. Patrick’s Day Wiggle Breaks: Movement Breaks for Elementary Students