Category: Back to School

Morning Work: Reading, Writing, Centers, or Spiral?

Morning Work: Reading, Writing, Centers, or Spiral?

One of the many things I didn’t learn in college was the importance of morning work. Having a consistent, efficient morning routine can either set you up for an amazing morning of learning or...

First Day Tried & True Linky: Lesson Idea for the First Day!

First Day Tried & True Linky: Lesson Idea for the First Day!

When I first joined this amazing linky of First Day plans, I knew I wanted to share my favorite writing lesson for the first day. It gets students sharing and building relationships right from...

Plan. Prep. Teach. GUIDED GROUPS {Summer B2S Tips}

Plan. Prep. Teach. GUIDED GROUPS {Summer B2S Tips}

We are oh so lucky to be teachers because we get the whole summer off, free of any kind of work at all! In fact, be real…that’s the real reason any of us became...

welcome back to school letter

Introducing Yourself to Your Students

Do you introduce yourself to your students before meeting them? Every year, I send a letter telling the students (and their parents) about myself and reminding them about our Meet the Teacher Day. I...

Back To School To Do List in Pictures – Linky Party

Back To School To Do List in Pictures – Linky Party

I love lists! I make lists for everything! They help me think. So, you know I was all over this linky party from Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies. The first day of school of school...

I’m Back and I’ve brought pictures!

I’m Back and I’ve brought pictures!

So I am back from my hiatus and I am bearing pictures of my classroom. Today was our first day of school and things went amazingly well! I am too tired for a long...

Meet the Teacher Ideas (help from fellow bloggers)

Meet the Teacher Ideas (help from fellow bloggers)

Meet the Teacher day for my school is Friday 9/1. One of the things I plan on doing is having a Parent Survey and  Class Information Sheet on every child’s desk for the parents....