Category: Writing

At Home Writing Activities for Grades K-2

Tons of people all around the country are embarking on this new work-from-home adventure and in the teacher world, it’s not something we even really thought was possible. Teachers get their joy and their excitement from being face-to-face with their learners. In the primary grades, teachers and students alike thrive with hands-on learning. There are […]

Tips and Tricks for Setting up Writers Workshop

Setting up Writers Workshop in first grade can be a little tricky. You have students who aren’t reading. You may have some who don’t yet recognize all their letters. So how are they supposed to sit and write for an extended period of time?! In my classroom, I spent the first few weeks easing my […]

Writing Personal Narratives in First Grade

Writing personal narratives is one of the first writing genres we learn in first grade! My students are usually successful in this writing venture because they get to write all about themselves. How were they feeling? What happened to them? Who was there? These are all things my students can answer and my job is to […]

My THREE Favorite Classroom Management Tips

As every new school year approaches, I begin to get my mind ready for a new year of students. This always includes thinking of my classroom management approach. I like to try new things each year because each group of students is entirely unique and has a different set of needs than the classroom before.