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BEST Standards Posters & Checklists Teacher Resources

BEST Standards Posters & Checklists Teacher Resources

Over the next school year, Florida’s ELA and Math standards will be replaced with B.E.S.T. (Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking.) Officially, Florida schools will adopt the language arts standards next year, then the math standards in 2022 - 2023. However,...

How To Keep Students Engaged At The End Of The Year

How To Keep Students Engaged At The End Of The Year

No matter how many years I taught in a classroom, that last month of school was always tricky to manage.  Students are typically distracted and ready for the year to end. (Teachers are NOTHING like that ☝🏻 right?) So how do you keep your students focused and learning...

What Do I Do With My Class During Testing?

What Do I Do With My Class During Testing?

Can we be honest?  Like really honest.  Testing is super disruptive. Your students are constantly being pulled into other rooms. Make-up tests happen for what seems like the rest of the school year. You can’t start a new lesson because….testing! So what can you do...

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BEST Standards Posters & Checklists Teacher Resources

BEST Standards Posters & Checklists Teacher Resources

Over the next school year, Florida’s ELA and Math standards will be replaced with B.E.S.T. To help teachers prepare for the BEST standards, I am updating all of my Posters and Checklists to the new standards.

Vision Accommodation In Children

With my son, we were very responsible.  He always went to yearly check-ups, and when he turned five I took him for his vision eye exam.  He had 20/20 vision until 2nd grade, when he was prescribed glasses for 20/25 vision. I was so excited - maybe this was...

Why Won’t My Student Read?

Have you ever had a student that seemed bright, but just refused to read or made silly mistakes when he or she read?  That was my son.Don't Compare Your ChildrenOn the one hand I had my daughter. My daughter began reading about halfway through kindergarten and...

Easy Ways to Teach Prefixes

Hey Everyone, If you are like me, testing is just around the corner.  My class this year is fairly strong in reading, but not in math.  Since I am spending so much time on math, I want to make sure that I am really focusing on the language arts...

3 Fun Activities to Use Before Winter Break

When does your winter break start?  We have the entire week of Christmas off, so we are down to 5 days. But as any teacher knows, each day will get harder and harder as the kids get crazier.  What do you do to keep the kids on task? Last week I made a list of what I...

How to Make Personalized Ornaments for Your Class

Are you crafty?  Do you enjoy staying up late and creating pretty things?  I know I do - although they are not always as pretty as I saw in my mind's eye.Last year, I made two different types of ornaments - one that the students finished and one that I made...

Fall Fun – A Lesson Deli Linky!

  Holy cow! Can you believe that we are already in November?  This school year is flying by! Are you looking for some terrific resources?  The Lesson Deli is sponsoring weekly linkys.  This week we are featuring fall-themed products. My school does not really...

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  • I believe that students need to be the leaders of the classroom. Even third graders are old enough to be held accountable and to take responsibility for their learning.
  • I do not believe that kids were made to sit in seats. They need to get up and move around.
  • Differentiated instruction is a must. I use guided reading and guided math groups to meet the individual needs of my students.
  • Helping a student to discover their love for reading is a privilege that I never get tired of.
  • School should be fun! We party in my class!