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...
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To help everyone kick back, relax, and enjoy themselves, I am holding the Summer Fun Challenge from June 5 to August 6.
With targeted interventions and a supportive classroom environment, these students can begin to feel successful, which in turn helps motivate them to try.
As students with poor reading skills fall farther behind, they tend to avoid reading, which weakens their skills and compounds the problem.
What can fourth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for language arts? How do they compare to the LAFS standards?
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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!
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.
How do you keep your students focused and learning in your classroom while the countdown is ON?
Students have to do something in between tests, and you certainly want it to be productive. So what can you do with your students in between testing?
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.
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 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 is an engaging way to review concepts in your classroom. I connected with a member of the Blooket team and he answered my questions!
Games review concepts in a non-threatening way – there are no grades to worry about and friends can help you understand what to do.
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!