Morning meeting was always one of my favorite times to spend with my students in the classroom. It was a time to build community, connect, review skills, and set the tone for the rest of the day. While many of us will be starting the year through distance learning, I wanted to share some ways […]
Are you starting the year with distance learning?! I know many schools all around the country are preparing to begin remotely and many have already started. To help you out, I wanted to share 5 tips for beginning the year remotely. If you want to go ahead and watch (or listen to) these tips instead […]
What do those first few moments in your classroom look like? Do you run a morning meeting? Morning tubs? Morning work? A morning meeting was something I always wanted to do in my first grade classroom. It was the perfect way to start our day with respect for one another, come together as a community, […]
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.
Keeping my first grade students engaged during those last few weeks of the year is always a challenge. A fun one, but certainly a challenge. The sun is usually shining, the warmth makes my students start to yawn in the afternoon, and all they can see is another vacation looming in the near distance. […]
Even though TECHNICALLY money is not a 1st grade common core standard, my kiddos still need to know about it right?!? Right. So, I have this behavior management tool called, “Our Penny Pockets” which allows me to teach and review coins and currency all year long! Essentially, students earn pennies for their good behavior throughout […]