It is no surprise that my students love the power of CHOICE. When I was an ELA teacher, I decided to start book clubs with my 6th graders. I was reluctant at first but I knew that this would motivate and excite my students to read. As a result, I noticed that my students were more engaged in meaningful conversations with one another. By infusing book clubs within my classroom, I saw that my ... Read More about How to Start Book Clubs
Introducing your child to books at an early age is incredibly important. As a former first grade teacher, I had a ton books that I used in both my classroom library and as read alouds to my students. I loved to read to my students every day. Once I became a mom, I knew I wanted to have my son exposed to all of the classic kid's books. We read at least 2 or three stories every ... Read More about Best Books That I Bought For My Toddler
If you recently found out that you landed a NEW teaching job- CONGRATS!! Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers out there! However, the first year teaching can be a challenge! My first year teaching was a WHIRLWIND but I got through it- and so can you!! Here are my top 5 tips that will make your first year as a teacher GREAT! 5. Decide on your classroom rules and ... Read More about 5 Tips for New Teachers!
You guys, I am so glad that YOU are here! Welcome to my blog. Yes, I said BLOG. I seriously cannot believe I have my very own blog. I am so excited to share with you all more of my elementary teaching ideas from my Teachers Pay Teachers store, Elementary at HEART, my crazy life as a boy mom, and what it's like being an instructional coach. Be sure to sign up so that you can receive alerts ... Read More about Welcome to my BLOG!