Browse All Categories

the blog

Lifestyle

Education

quicklinks:

open post

Do you find yourself wondering what you’ll gift your kiddos this holiday season? While I LOVE gifting students books, I think there is so much value in giving them something personalized and meaningful. However, I also want it to be affordable because hello there’s twenty-five-ish of them. So, what are good holiday gifts for students? Enter: […]

Holiday Gifts for Students

These holiday gifts for students are the perfect way for teachers to provide their kiddos with a small dollar store treat while awarding them for good behavior, academic achievements, or personality traits that shine. They're inexpensive, kid-centered, and are sure to cheer students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.

Filed In: 

Christmas, Creative Inspiration, DIY, Dollar Tree, first grade, holiday, Kindergarten, Second Grade, Winter

Open post

I’ve just released my latest teacher tool that is ideal for accompanying your kindergarten or first grade ELA curriculum. It’s basic in principle, simple to prep, and will help support the ELA activities you’re doing in your classroom. Each resource will contain 50 sets of flashcards that you can use to for a variety of purposes […]

Kindergarten and First Grade ELA Flashcards

This resource is a growing mega bundle of 50 sets of flashcards for use in the kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Each set can be used to address a variety of skills, from phonics to writing to decoding to letter recognition and MORE! They're the perfect teacher tool because they're easy to prep, versatile, inexpensive and can accompany just about anything you're doing in your ELA curriculum. Use them during guided reading, small group instruction, intervention, partner practice or individual student differentiation!

Filed In: 

Back to School, Dollar Tree, ELA, first grade, Kindergarten, Literacy

open post

Check out this video to learn more on how to teach inferencing (click here for a FREEBIE!) in the elementary classroom with fun and engaging lesson plans and activities! Click on the graphics below to grab the resources mentioned in the video. Don’t want to forget this post? Pin the image below! Happy Teaching!

How to Teach Inferencing: Lesson Plans & Activities

Teachers, these three activities will help you teach your students about inferencing and will lay the groundwork so that students can infer while reading! There's a video explanation included along with a FREE activity that will support your teaching of inferences in the kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade classroom!

Filed In: 

Dollar Tree, ELA, Freebie, Lesson Plans, Reading, Teach, Uncategorized, Winter

Open post

Tomorrow marks the start of DECEMBER. December, you all. What on earth?! I feel like we just rang in 2016, and here we’ll be ushering it out in 31 days. Crazy! In the mean time, there’s still approximately three weeks of teaching left, which means you’re pointing out the motion detectors found throughout the school quite frequently […]

Dollar Store Holiday Awards

December can be a little crazy in the elementary classroom as Santa's arrival gets closer and closer and your students get lost in the excitement of the season! Which is why I LOVE these Dollar Store Holiday Awards! They're the perfect behavior management tool to use this holiday season, and can either be used at a classroom holiday party or as incentives to issue each day! With multiple options for printing, non-Christmas themed alternatives, and dollar store treat suggestions for each one, you absolutely can't go wrong! You kiddos will love them!

Filed In: 

Christmas, DIY, Dollar Tree, first grade, holiday, Kindergarten, Second Grade

open post

I know, I know. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. However, there is no time like NOW to be thinking about the whirlwind that will be the few weeks you have in the classroom after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Seriously, we’ll be looking 2016 in the eyes before you can say Clark Griswold. #favholidaymovie One of my biggest […]

Holiday Classroom Behavior Management

Filed In: 

Christmas, DIY, Dollar Tree, first grade, holiday, Kindergarten, Second Grade, Teach

Open post

My sweet neighbor is a very talented photographer, and an eloquent writer, too.  She wrote a piece that was featured on The Well Studio a few days ago that really hit home with me.  Like a gut punch (in a good way).  There’s also a beautiful printable at the end of the article. This is […]

‘Something To’ Suggestions on Saturday

Filed In: 

Christmas, coffee talk, Dollar Tree, holiday, Something To

browse lifestyle

browse education

stay in the know

browse