There's nothing I like better than a good themed read aloud, and Halloween is definitely the best! It's is such a fun holiday for teachers, there's tons of great and easy ways to connect it to the language arts, math and even science and best of all almost every kid will celebrate regardless of religion … Continue reading Best Halloween Books for Kids
First Day Jitters (Pb) By: Julie Danneberg This is a great book for reminding your students that they are not the only ones who might feel nervous about starting a new school year. The book doesn’t show you who has back to school jitters until the very last page when you find out that Sarah … Continue reading Top 5 (+1) Back to School Reads
Snacking is my passion, so is teaching, but everything is better with snacks. As teachers, our snack choices are limited by so many conditions! No nuts, no mess, no utensils, no time, nothing that needs to be heated up or refrigerated and things that can last in a desk drawer for emergencies! I am a … Continue reading Top 5 Teacher Snacks
1. Don’t sweat the small stuff! This is definitely easier said than done. Sometimes the little things add up to big things and it can be really hard to ...
Marking seems to be the necessary evil of teaching. I am finding that to be particularly true when teaching Grade 8 math. Every question we work on in class gets a chorus of "are we handing this in?" if the response isn't a yes, half of my class doesn't even bother to do it. I … Continue reading 5 Tips to Mark Less and Live More