5 Changes That Saved My Sanity

A week out of school, I am finally starting to feel human again.  I'm relishing the moments I have with my kids, and I'm taking some time to do some …

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Math Quicks!

I'm just popping in to share a couple little things we've done this week! With my “big” kids, we have been working on classifying triangles as well as perimeter and …

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Another Cumulative Novel Project!

I love, love, love finishing up a novel with a project that incorporates as many reading skills as possible.  We just finished reading The Westing Game (deemed a favorite by …

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teaching main idea vs theme

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

If your students are anything like mine, they have an incredibly difficult time telling the difference between main idea and theme.  Before this year, I had always taught the skills …

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Using Pictures to Teach Key Reading Skills

I blog a lot about how I use pictures to teach key reading skills, and I’m passionate about their impact on student learning. If you’re familiar with my blog, you …

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Ratios and Mysteries!

Sometimes I'm hesitant to post anchor charts because I don't have a ton of information or activities to go with them, but I thought I'd go for it anyway!  These …

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Free Morphology Activities

Are you ready to get started teaching prefixes and suffixes? This FREE word study bundle can help!

free upper elementary notebook ideas for teaching prefixes and suffixes along with Greek or Latin roots

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