Oh, the fun of teaching POETRY!

Oh, the fun of teaching POETRY!

When it was time for me to teach poetry, I would inwardly cringe. I have never viewed myself as creative or able to write “flowery” language, so poetry always scared me. There are so many kinds of poetry, genres, and rules; my biggest fear was to pass my “poetry phobia” onto my students. So, I decided to research how to “teach” poetry (hopefully without tears!) read more

Sale Time… TPT Style!

Sale Time… TPT Style!

Who doesn’t love a sale? John and I try to stock up on resources that we have in our Teachers Pay Teachers shopping cart during sale times. Are you lucky enough to know what you are teaching next year? Get a jump start on gathering fun materials while they’re on sale! The best way to find what you need in our store is to go to our home page and look to the left where it ways “Custom Categories”  read more

Valentine’s Day is About GIVING

Valentine’s Day is About GIVING

As I reflect on Valentine’s Day, I always think of chocolate, flowers, Hallmark cards, and Cupids.

This year, I decided to expand my thinking about Valentine’s Day. Are there other things we can add to Valentine’s Day to make the holiday more meaningful? Can we show more gratitude for all of the blessings that we have in life? Can we help those who may be hurting, or going through a tough time ? Can we expand this idea to involve our students so they can learn to help others in their community?  Help them gain some understanding that giving of themselves can be rewarding and make them feel good inside? Here are some ideas I’ve discovered after doing some research: read more

Got Math Vocabulary?  A Quick Sale For You!

Got Math Vocabulary? A Quick Sale For You!

Sometimes its difficult to do vocabulary work in relation to Math.  We thought we could give you an assist if you’re looking for some math vocabulary help or just something for early finishers to work on while you help other groups that need it.  Click on the image below to get to our store and then find your custom category on the left to get to the product you need and check out our sale, be quick though as it will end tomorrow.  Any thoughts or questions? Please let us know!  Thanks for looking! read more

Small Groups- “How Do I Organize Them?” (Part 5)

Small Groups- “How Do I Organize Them?” (Part 5)

When talking with teachers, the major reason I’ve heard as to why they do not pull small groups or struggle with them is how to “choreograph” them. Who goes where? How do I remember? Well, I have a solution for you! read more