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

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)

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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