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)

Blog Hoppin' · conferences · data · · organizing · reading · Teacher Week

#TeacherWeek15: Sanity Savers

Hi, friends So, I skipped yesterday’s classroom tour link up because I don’t have a classroom this year, and I never took enough pictures of my classroom to do a tour of an old classroom.  But I am back in business for today’s Sanity Savers conversation. I think as teachers one thing that is INCREDIBLY… Continue reading #TeacherWeek15: Sanity Savers · reading

I got a little work done. ;)

Hi, friends!  I know I’ve been off the radar for about a week, but I was getting some work done.  😉  Not personally obviously, but my cute little blog.  Well, I like to think it’s a cute little blog.  Maybe you disagree?  I hope not.  =) Y’all, I’m having major holiday brain.  I had a… Continue reading I got a little work done. 😉

books · DC · ELA · guided reading · · plans · reading · schedule · TpT

What? Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK?!

Holy moly.  I can’t believe this is the last week of school before Thanksgiving.  That means November is basically over, y’all.  I can’t even handle it.  I’ve been cooking up this post for a while, and I finally feel semi-organized before 9:00pm on a Sunday so I’m here to share some ideas with you today.… Continue reading What? Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK?!

classroom management · data · debrief · evaluation · · reading · resources · TpT

APTT & The *@!%$ Shutdown

Hey, y’all!  I hope you’re as jazzed as I am that fall has finally come.  Here in DC today was the first cool, rainy fall day.  It really made me want to drink tea and spend the day curled on the couch ready.  That’s pretty mutually exclusive with actual teaching, though.  =) I wanted to… Continue reading APTT & The *@!%$ Shutdown