How did we ever teach without the internet? I can remember when I only had one desktop computer in my classroom. It was one of those iMac G3’s that came in an array of beautiful colors. I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread and so did
Many students struggle to find the main idea of a passage or story. Students tend to confuse the main idea with the summary, while others just can’t seem to grasp the concept. Here are a few tips, ideas, and activities to help you teach students how to identify the main idea
This Teacher Report Card is one of my favorite things to do with students during the last week of school! Students LOVE grading the teacher, and it’s always fun to read their responses. It’s the perfect end-of-year activity to use during those last few days of school before summer break.
Is the end of the year getting you down? I know…it’s overwhelming. There’s so much to do. From end of grade testing to finishing report cards to updating each individual student’s permanent records – it leaves us drained every.single.day. With over 18 years in the classroom, I’ve managed to come up
Celebrate teacher appreciation week and #thankateacher! I made this printable for my daughter’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week. I shared it on my Instagram and had so many people message me wanting a copy. So… here it is for all of you, too! Just click on the image below to
Tall Tales are so much fun to write! Student’s creative writing skills come to life when they get the opportunity to stretch the truth because we all know children are full of humor and exaggeration! The best thing about tall tales is that they can be funny or silly. They
Welcome back! If you haven’t read Part 1 of my 16 Time-Saving PowerPoint Secrets for Creating Printables click here. If you’re back for more of my PPT tips and tricks get your pen and paper ready, because I have so much more to share with you! I also have a
Do you use PowerPoint? This software is well known for creating professional slideshows. It has all the tools needed to create multimedia presentations as well as personal photo slideshows, but did you know it can be one of the most useful programs for creating printables for the classroom? When I