Classroom Rules-The 3 Be’s Posters and Gestures

Many of you who have attended my speaking engagements or professional development sessions have asked me about where you can find my classroom rules. Well, I am so excited to let you know that I finally have published “The 3 Be’s” rules and they are now available in my store! Rules are kind of like the flour in a […]

Get Your Students Excited to Read and Write with Pigeon!

Do you students adore Pigeon? I know mine do! Well, when I saw that Kohls had Mo Willems’ stuffed animals out as part of their Kohls Cares program I was beyond excited!! I love using Literature Take-Home bags in my classroom and knew I had to make a bag so that my students could take home […]

Ways to Make Ten Firefly Activity

I am SO excited to announce that I have joined the Education by Oriental Trading team! This means that I will be sharing great ideas that use some of their fabulous resources for fun, hands-on learning for you and your students! My first post, Ways to Make Ten Firefly Activity, combines so many of my favorite […]

Staying Organized with Erin Condren

Organization for me is a necessity. Call it Type A or OCD, regardless of the nametag I seriously cannot function without it both in the classroom and out of it! I’m a visual kind of girl–I need to see it all laid out and have what I need right at my fingertips. Whether it’s organizing my classroom […]

Quick, Easy, and Effective Informal Assessment

Ongoing assessment is SO important in our classrooms! The goal of all instruction is student success and ongoing assessment is vital for me to see how my students are doing and how I need to adjust my teaching. I am always trying to fill my teacher toolbox with quick, easy, and effective informal assessment tools. I love […]

You’ve Got to PROVE IT! {a FUN song to show understanding!}

Hi my name is Becca Foxwell and I like to sing. It’s true. And as a result my kids sing. Everyday. We are constantly incorporating music into our learning! My love of music is not the only reason I utilize it in the classroom. There are so many benefits to integrating music into your classroom–but […]

We Like to Move It, Move It with Bouncy Bands!

When you have a classroom full of 6 and 7 year olds and need to keep them engaged and motivated to learn you have to get them MOVING!! We move and groove all day long with gestures, songs, and brain breaks. We’re on the carpet, we’re at the small group table, we’re in centers, we’re […]

The Power of Appreciation

Words have power. We talk a lot about this in first grade as we learn to be respectful–treating others the way that you want to be treated. Being respectful also just so happens to be the 2nd rule in our classroom:  Words can build up or they can tear others down. When we talked about […]

Appreciation Gift Tags! {Set 1-Miscellaneous Gift Tags}

Who doesn’t love receiving a thoughtful gift?! A little gift can truly make someone’s whole day!  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you heard about my latest product (and hopefully entered into winning a copy before you could buy it)! I love giving gifts and showing people how much I appreciate them! And a […]

Using Table Leaders to Build Leadership Skills

Students need to be equipped with skills to succeed and one of the areas that I love helping students grow in is in leadership skills. One of the ways that I build leadership skills in my classroom is by utilizing table leaders. If you haven’t used this idea before, I hope that today’s post will […]