Fairy Tale Online Story Links

Recently with a shift in distance learning, teachers are working hard to give their students access to books without being in the actual classroom for the read aloud experience. I have always loved my fairy tales unit in the elementary classroom, and I used many of these comprehension activities to help teach comprehension skills with [...]

Classroom Games to Practice Any Skill

Classrooms are busy places with such a wide range of learners. Differentiation can be quite a challenge, especially with the time constraints and classroom management challenges that come with teaching early elementary students. I absolutely LOVE using a center or station based approach for both reading and math. A center based approach, even for some [...]

5 Tips for Positive Relationships with Paras

Being a teacher is not easy... I'm guessing we pretty much all agree on that. But during my time substituting at the beginning of my teaching career,  I began to notice another job with its own unique challenges... paraprofessionals. In fact, my days substituting for paras were some of the most demanding and exhausting of [...]

7 St. Patrick’s Day Writing Activities

St. Patrick's day is such a magical time where students are thinking about leprechauns, shamrocks, and treasure Oh My! It's such a great opportunity to capture that excitement in their writing. Since 7 is my lucky number, here are 7 St. Patrick's Day themed writing activities are great ways to get students thinking and writing [...]

Valentine’s Day Number Practice

  I've shared before that I'm a huge sucker for thematic units and them   atic activities. I think they're super engaging, and holidays are a perfect time for thematic resources! This year I've been working on creating resources for younger students at the preschool and kindergarten level. I thought maybe you'd like to try [...]