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Are you getting ready for November? In this post, I'm going to share one of my students’ favorite Thanksgiving art projects — one that's just right for busy teachers.
This post describes how to make sure your morning message helps students review key reading skills.
A pizza-themed lesson using books, graphs, and a listen and read activity.
We may only be several weeks into the school year, but it is time to think about the most important tool for conveying student progress to parents, the parent-teacher conference.
Depending on where you live, you may have recently noticed a chill in the air, and the leaves may be turning from green to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red. While many of your students may be focusing on how much candy they will...
Take-Home Reading is a special program for 1st grade that helps each and every child become a better reader. Learning to read takes a lot of practice, and I expect my students to read at home. In just twenty minutes per day, parents and family...
One teacher's tips for creating a classroom library that is both organized and enticing for young readers
For most teachers, Back-to-School Night can be stressful. Carefully organized planning will allow you to feel confident and to convey a great first impression. Read on for tips to make your Back-to-School Night a success.
Books, activities, and other ideas to help you establish classroom rules and introduce a behavior chart at the start of the school year.