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Join Me for the Summer Fun Challenge

Join Me for the Summer Fun Challenge

I don’t know about you, but my family has been counting down to summer since Christmas. This past year was just hard - mentally and physically. All we want to do right now is relax. Recognizing teachers feel the same way, I threw out my Type A summer work plans and...

Supporting Struggling Readers in Middle Grades

Supporting Struggling Readers in Middle Grades

As I discussed in last week’s post, students who fall behind in reading comprehension in first grade rarely catch up to the level of students who were on grade level. Struggling readers tend to develop anxiety and poor self-esteem regarding their reading abilities as...

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

Did you know that students who fall behind in reading rarely catch up? Studies have shown that a student’s first grade reading level is a good predictor of their reading achievement through high school. As students with poor reading skills fall farther behind, they...

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Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

Warning Signs Of Struggling Readers

As students with poor reading skills fall farther behind, they tend to avoid reading, which weakens their skills and compounds the problem.

4th Grade ELA BEST Standards

4th Grade ELA BEST Standards

What can fourth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for language arts? How do they compare to the LAFS standards?

Ideas For The Last Week Of School

Ideas For The Last Week Of School

How do you keep the learning going when everyone – students and teachers – are ready for summer? Here are some of my favorite ideas for the last weeks of school!

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.

Five Resources to Build Dyslexia Awareness

Five Resources to Build Dyslexia Awareness

Whether you suspect dyslexia in your child or have just received a diagnosis, the amount of information can be overwhelming. I’ve compiled a list of resources to help build awareness.

60 Treat Tags For Student Rewards

60 Treat Tags For Student Rewards

Ever looked for an easy way to celebrate an occasion in your classroom? I have too, but who has the time to prep anything extra? Treat tags are easy to prepare and use. 

Earth Day Lesson Ideas

Earth Day Lesson Ideas

Earth Day is the perfect day to focus your students’ attention on the planet we live on. I have exactly what you need to make a great thematic lesson for Earth Day.

Blooket: A New Way To Review

Blooket: A New Way To Review

Blooket is an engaging way to review concepts in your classroom. I connected with a member of the Blooket team and he answered my questions!

Hello! I’m Amy Mezni!

  • 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!