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 […]

Organizing and Managing Listening Center

One of my students favorite centers to go to is listening center!! While my students are at their centers they are working on and practicing targeted skills in independence while I work with students in small groups. Time is precious in the classroom and interruptions during small group instruction greatly hinder learning when “small” issues […]

My Best Friend – Fun with Henry and Mudge!

Best friends are one of a kind! It doesn’t matter how old you are, a good friend is a treasure worth more than gold! We were made and wired for friendship and community. No one likes being alone or left out. I think that is why my first graders love asking, “So who is your […]

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 […]

Race to Keep Up the Pace: Editable Practice and Intervention Activities

When I found out that we were going to have a cold day/snow day yesterday thanks to the -15 to -25 degree temps (Brrr!), I knew exactly what I was going to do! First, I was going to make a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup for my hubby and I! Yum!! It smelled […]