Writing

Classroom Management, Enrichment, Holidays, Writing

Thankful Students? Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

November is a time for cooler temperatures, turkeys, and thankfulness! Today I’m going to share a simple way to instill an attitude of gratitude in your students this November as they prepare for Thanksgiving. By spending a little time each day focusing on thankfulness, by the end of the month, your students will see that they truly have so much…

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Enrichment, Holidays, Math, Reading, Science, Writing

Pumpkin Exploration Day: Engaging Ideas for Your Learners

Pumpkin exploration, pumpkin investigation, or just pumpkin day! Whatever you call it, your students will love these fun, hands on science, reading, writing, and character education activities! Watch my Facebook Live video about this topic here. All of the free printables I’m going to share in this post are available in our Facebook group files here. Pumpkin Exploration: Let them…

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Writing

Sentence Basics: How To Teach Sentence Writing to Beginners

Sentence writing: how do you teach young students such a complex skill? Today, I’m going to share some engaging ideas to teach students to write simple sentences with capitals, punctuation, and proper spacing. These ideas use a gradual release method, and typically take about a week. These lessons are helpful before beginning your writing curriculum for the year. It’s pretty…

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Writing

I’m an Author: 3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Writers’ Confidence

Do your students know that they’re authors? Today, I’m going to share 3 simple ways you can boost your students’ confidence as writers! Watch my live video about this topic on Facebook here.   Why does confidence matter? Student confidence is clearly linked with students being willing to take risks and try new things.Learning how to write is no easy…

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Classroom Management, Classroom Organization, Intervention, Phonics, Reading, Writing

The Secret to Engaging Word Work & Writing Centers on the Cheap

Centers that are engaging for your students and cheap and easy for you? What if I told you that you also don’t have to change them all year and you can still differentiate at the same time? No,this isn’t the beginning of a really terrible joke, it was the reality in my classroom! And I’m excited to share my easy,…

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