books · ELA · K-2 · math · reading

How to Use Picture Books in Math

Greetings, intrepid teachers! Thanks for taking a break from your crazy back to school schedule to do some light reading.  =)  Today, I want to talk about something near and dear to my heart–using picture books to teach math.  There are tons of great picture books that help students understand different math ideas.  This will… Continue reading How to Use Picture Books in Math

assessment · classroom management · ELA · guided reading · K-2 · work stations

EOY Assessments

Hi, teachers!  It’s been a while.  Getting settled in a new country with two tiny humans is no small feat.  Sometimes I feel like I’m really doing a great job at functioning here, and some days I want to cry and fly home to shop at Target.  I’ve noticed in a few teacher Facebook groups… Continue reading EOY Assessments

charts · ELA · first 6 weeks · K-2 · reading

Something Different

Okay, so if you have ever been here before, you know that elementary math is my number one.  But if you know me in real life you also know that I have LOTS of opinions, and I’ve never shied away from sharing them.  So I’m here on this nice fall morning to share one quick… Continue reading Something Different

ELA · ELL · relationships · RTI

Supporting All Students

Good Monday morning, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend!  It was the first really spring feeling weekend we’ve had; Saturday afternoon and Sunday were both so nice.  It was great to be able to spend some time outside with the fam. Today I want to talk to you about a topic close to… Continue reading Supporting All Students

ELA · guided reading · K-2 · planning · plans · prep · reading · schedule · word work

Planning for SGI (Guided Reading)

Hi, friends I’ve got that nap time hustle going today.  Mentally, this is sort of a lengthy post, so cross your fingers that I can finish it before the little nuggets wake up.  And then maybe grab yourself a latte/coffee/Diet Coke/wine (no judgement, it is Friday after all) and settle in for a little bit… Continue reading Planning for SGI (Guided Reading)

assessment · data · ELA · guided reading ·

Shuffling Those Small Groups

Y’all.  Can I just first say that I get abnormally impressed with myself when I blog twice in one day?  Like it’s probably a little ridiculous. From my excellent IG and Twitter creeping, I can tell that many teachers are preparing for their first round of Parent/Teacher Conferences (PTCs), or just recently made it through.… Continue reading Shuffling Those Small Groups

ELA · · K-2 · math · organizing


Yes, I know that’s technically the hash tag that everyone is using on Instagram on Tuesdays, but I just feel like that’s the most connected thread of this little blog post.  I’m just sharing 2 quick things, then I’m going to work on (FINALLY) creating a new product for the ol’ store. First, this happened… Continue reading #teachertalktuesday