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Book Reports For Your Classroom

Book Reports For Your Classroom

I have a confession to make…. I LOVE reading! It’s such an escape for me.  Reading also has a ton of benefits for our students.  In fact, reading can be one of the most magical things in a student’s life. When students learn to read, worlds open up around them. ...

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...

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Book Reports For Your Classroom

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As I love to read and have many fond memories of books from childhood, it makes sense that read-aloud time was one of my favorite things in the classroom.

Fun BalloonPop™ Games for 2nd Grade Phonics

Fun BalloonPop™ Games for 2nd Grade Phonics

A lot of kids struggle with comprehension because they are so focused on figuring the words that they lose meaning. To solve this problem, I developed BalloonPop™ phonics games!

Valentine-Themed Lesson Ideas

Valentine-Themed Lesson Ideas

Instead of trying to ignore the day, use students’ excitement to increase learning with fun Valentine’s Day-themed lessons in your classroom.

How to Help Students Set Meaningful Goals

How to Help Students Set Meaningful Goals

The weeks before and after a long holiday break can be really difficult to successfully navigate. But, I’ve rounded up some really fun ideas for an easy-prep snow day!

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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!