Creating Meaningful Bulletin Boards with Motivational Posters Today I am continuing with part 2 of my series on Ideas for Creating Meaningful Bulletin Boards. (Find Part 1 HERE.) With so little time and so much to do, teachers can become so stressed over creating bulletin boards. Don’t let this be
Let’s face it. Teachers have so much on their plates that creating bulletin boards is not always a very high priority. Although I love looking at lovely bulletin boards, finding time to create them during the school year is very difficult, and it is not always practical. Instead, why not
Are you looking for some great fall picture books for upper elementary? These are some of my all time favorite fall picture books that students love, and I do too! Fall is truly my favorite time of the year, and I also love finding simple ways to celebrate fall in
Good reading strategies effectively help students engage with a text. A great reading strategy is not only engaging but is also flexible. It connects the reader to the text and can be used in a variety of ways. Our school system has placed a lot of emphasis on using before,
Ideas for Using Picture Books for Teaching Metaphors I love teaching reading, and one of my favorite things to teach is figurative language. Not only do I enjoy teaching students to find and identify different types of figurative language, I love discovering and sharing beautiful figurative language from children’s books.
I love a pretty classroom. Although I realize that classroom decor is not the most important aspect of teaching, having a pretty classroom makes a nice work environment, not only for my students, but for me as well. I also realize that decorating a classroom can cost a teacher a
How to Decorate a Classroom on a Budget This Year Decorating your classroom can be a lot of fun! Some teachers love it, while others hate it. I tend to love decorating my classroom. I have spent a lot of time over the years putting together my classrooms, and I
You have spent hours upon hours creating that perfect resource, and you are now ready to upload it to Teachers Pay Teachers…but is the product really ready? Take another look at the cover. Your product cover is the first thing that potential buyers will see about your resource, and it
Testing always seems to be looming over every teacher’s head like a dark rain cloud. We can’t seem to escape it. Over my teaching career, I have seen a variety of state and local tests come and go. I was blessed to begin my teaching career in a time that
Summarizing is a brief account of the main points of a story. On the surface this seems simple, but for many students, summarizing is a challenge. Modeling and practice is needed to help students understand how to determine which points are important and need to be included in a summary.