Classroom Management, Holiday

Christmas In The Classroom

Sorry I have been kind of MIA. Life can get crazy! December is coming up. With that comes crazy Christmas fever and behavior. The elf on the shelf is wildly used to influence positive behaviors in and out of the classroom. Here is how I incorporate and use the elf in my classroom! This begins… Continue reading Christmas In The Classroom

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Lesson Ideas

Chicks In The Classroom

We are hatching chicks in our classroom starting April 9th. In preparation for this, the Easter Bunny will be dropping us off our own chicks to take care of for 1 week. I will be using Firstie Land's Adopt A Peep Activity pack with this lesson. There will be a special package "hidden" in our… Continue reading Chicks In The Classroom

Teacher Life

Flying By The Seat Of My Pants

"I make the moves up as I go.... I'm lightning on my feet." Taylor Swift I relate to those song lyrics on a deep level, especially in teaching. Sometimes, the lesson doesn't go as planned and I need a spur of the moment idea. Sometimes, my principal walks in for an unscheduled observation and I… Continue reading Flying By The Seat Of My Pants

Teacher Hack

Conference Hack

I am going to share with you my most brilliant conference hack. Here you go.   The week before conferences, tell your class they can earn a special party if they are extra good until whatever the day before conferences are. You really have to sell this part! Now, what party are they earning you… Continue reading Conference Hack

Personal

Memories Of My Grandpa

Today we went to the cemetery to put flowers on the graves of my aunt, grandpa, grandma, and my aunt and uncle that died as babies. While we were there, I thought of the fun I had with my Grandpa. I want to share some of the memories I had with him. My grandma and… Continue reading Memories Of My Grandpa

Teacher Life

Making Babies

My class has a new obsession as of today. They like to fold their jackets into "babies." They looked like a swaddled baby, kinda. It isn't a big deal, why fight something they enjoy. It has been a great management tool too. "If you aren't quite, the baby has to go away." "Make sure you're… Continue reading Making Babies