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How to Use the First Six Weeks of School to Create Classroom Community

If you’re a teacher that participates in teacher groups on social media, there’s a chance you’ve seen a post at some point about a teacher who’s having a hard time with classroom community and/or management.  It’s frustrating if you’re the teacher experiencing the problem, and it can be hard to give clear advice online.  Or… Continue reading How to Use the First Six Weeks of School to Create Classroom Community

first grade · guided reading · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · morning meeting · responsive classroom · schedule · sharing · workshop

Two Posts in Two Hours?!

It’s because I’m a sucker for a good linky party.  And, of course, my paralyzing FOMO.  An old roommate gave me FOMO and since then it has really negatively interfered with a lot of my productivity. In any case, Susan over at Thank God it’s First Grade just moved from Las Vegas to Mass, and… Continue reading Two Posts in Two Hours?!

calendar math · ELA · first 6 weeks · first grade · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · K-2 · partner · reading · responsive classroom

Whaaaaaaa?! A Blog Update and It’s NOT Friday?!

I have really great intentions every week of blogging more often, but somehow it always seems that all of the sudden it’s Friday and I’m linking up with Doodlebugs for Five for Friday.  But today?  Today, friends, I’m coming at you on a WEDNESDAY!! Previously, I blogged about how we use Responsive Classroom structures is… Continue reading Whaaaaaaa?! A Blog Update and It’s NOT Friday?!

DC · first 6 weeks · Fundations · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · K-2 · responsive classroom · schedule · TpT

It’s past my bedtime. :\

Holy moly.  I can’t believe my life/social calendar decided to explode at the same time as back to school.  The mess I leave on my circle table every day shames me until I get to school the next morning.  I am so exhausted; I feel like a little hamster on a wheel, just running and… Continue reading It’s past my bedtime. :\

DC · first 6 weeks · first grade · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · K-2 · responsive classroom · teachers pay teachers · TpT

First Ever Five for Friday…And I’m Already Late

Y’all.  I can barely believe that it’s Saturday.  Actually, if we’re being really honest what I really can’t believe is that I made it out with friends until 1:00am last night.  Or, this morning, I guess?  When we left I really thought we’d be home by 11:30 at the latest.  Suffice to say I’m beat… Continue reading First Ever Five for Friday…And I’m Already Late

common core · DC · first 6 weeks · first grade · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · K-2 · math · reading · responsive classroom · teaching point

The Fear

Y’all–I have the fear.  Big time.  You can get THE FEAR here.  Basically the fear stops you from being productive, and I’m being productive, but I’m too scared to go back to my classroom.  I’m feeling like I will never be ready for school, but just to let you know that I’m not totally screwing around all… Continue reading The Fear