New Year's Resolutions 2021 for Students - now with digital version

12/26/2020 / Leave a Comment


My 5th-grade class and I had a lot of discussions about resolutions and goals for the new year. The biggest areas of concern that they needed to focus on were being responsible for their work and cleanliness.

I had students who always went above and beyond when it came to cleaning our room each day, and most times it wasn't even their mess they were cleaning! Of course, like all teachers, I had several students who misplaced work or frequently forgot to pass in assignments.

Rather than just having my students brainstorm a goal, I decided to make an organizer that would help them to gather their thoughts and self-assess to see what areas they need improvement in.
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Number Bond Google Quizzes for K-1

7/15/2020 / Leave a Comment
When we switched to distance learning in March I was glad my class had already started working on addition and subtraction. What we hadn't focused on yet was number bonds, and the idea of parts and wholes. 
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Would You Rather Google Quizzes for Opinion Writing

5/06/2020 / Leave a Comment

When our school went into distance learning, we were just beginning our third trimester. Unfortunately that is my (and my students) favorite ELA unit - opinion writing!

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Distance Learning in Kindergarten

4/15/2020 / Leave a Comment

I'll be honest, distance learning in Kindergarten can be overwhelming when you first start to think about it!

Of course, that is true for most grades. However, in Kindergarten there  are many things that need to be seen in person, for both you and your student!

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Teaching Writing in Kindergarten

2/24/2020 / Leave a Comment
Over the past 6 years, I have noticed that a lot of my Kindergarten students struggle with free write time. It is too open ended for many of them and they find it overwhelming. Or, they end up drawing the same things every time, which eventually leads to frustration.
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