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 […]

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 […]

Teachers are Heroes Sale!! :)

Teachers are heroes! It’s true!! Whether I look down my hall or on my blog roll, I am continually amazed by the talented and inspiring people in our profession!! You all are amazing! I know that teaching is not easy. Some days are harder than others. Some classes are harder than others. There’s so much […]

We LOVE Fly Guy!! Do you?

Do your kids LOVE Fly Guy? Oh my goodness, my kids eat him up! Even more my boys LOVE him!! And finding books that boys are especially into is so so important to get our precious kiddos hooked on reading! My girls love him too, which makes it a win-win! And as a BONUS Fly Guy books […]

End of the Year Awards

Can you believe that the school year is winding down so fast!? With only 14 days of school left there is still a lot to do! Throughout the school year I always emphasize that “different is the beauty of life!” Each and every student has different skills, strengths, and personalities! The end of the year […]