organizing · planning · plans · prep · schedule

How to Use Weekly Lesson Plans to Stay on Track

Welcome, teachers!  If you’re not already back in your classroom, you’re probably heading back soon. Back to school time can be hectic, and stressful, and while there’s never a bad time to start getting organized, the beginning of the school is arguably the best time to get systems in place that will help you stay… Continue reading How to Use Weekly Lesson Plans to Stay on Track

math · planning · plans · prep · work stations

One last BtS Confession

Helloooooo, teacher friends!  If you haven’t already started today was your first day.  You did it!  Everyone is back in school!  If you’re just checking in,  this is the last in a 3 part series of “back to school confessions”.  First, I confessed that cutesy classroom set-up just isn’t my thing.  And then I confessed that I… Continue reading One last BtS Confession

addition · assessment · math · mathematician · organizing · planning · plans · prep · RTI · schedule · subtraction · work stations

Planning for SGI (Math)

Hi, friends! I got that naptime hustle going again today, but this is the morning naptime hustle.  Slightly more predictable than the afternoon naptime hustle.  (I’m sure now they’ll wake up in 5 minutes for saying that.)  I’m going to wrap up my SGI series today with a post about planning for math small groups.… Continue reading Planning for SGI (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)

common core · guided reading · · K-2 · planning · plans · prep · reading · workshop

Mid-Day Update

Friends!  Are you totally LOSING your mind getting ready for back to school, or is that just me?? I finally yesterday put every last stinking book into a book bin and I honestly think at this point if I find another unsorted book I might just throw it away.  That was such a never ending… Continue reading Mid-Day Update

DC · family · first grade · home visit · · organizing · parent volunteers · parents · partner · prep · relationships

Home Visits & Parent Volunteers

I canNOT believe that there is only one more week of summer break!  In DC, teachers go back on August 19th, and our new little loves come to us on August 26th.  Literally two weeks from Monday I will be greeting 27 brand new first graders.  Yikes!  I don’t know if it’s been how busy… Continue reading Home Visits & Parent Volunteers