Accountable Classroom Centers

As I walked into the classroom, it felt like an alternative universe.  I noticed students in various places in the classroom working quietly.  Some were on their own, some in small groups.   The teacher was sitting at a table with several students working on a comprehension skill of some sort that involved several different […]

DIY Countdown Calendar

Ok, you are heading into the Winter Break homestretch!  Yay!  But many of the students seem to believe that Santa is coming tomorrow!  No!  And their excitement is bubbling over into your lessons making it a tad difficult to get teaching across.  How about an idea to at least keep them reminded of the days […]

Simple K-6 Mother’s Day Classroom Craft Idea

Mother’s Day crafts can get pricey and be time-consuming for many teachers. Not to mention the glue, glitter, and chaos that sometimes accompanies it! I prefer to try something different when possible, and preferably something that does not involve the art supplies! As I was trying to think up something that kids would enjoy creating, […]

Want to Learn How to Fit It All In?

This time of year is always filled with so much activity that it’s hard to catch your breath at times.  But even though this time of year is particularly busy, is there really ever a time throughout the school year that is full of down time?   Not to my knowledge. Some of the biggest […]