As elementary teachers, we know that the first week of school can set the tone for the entire school year. With so much to cover in the first days of school, particularly in a primary classroom, ... Read More about 7 Tips for the First Week of School
The weather is getting warmer, summer is on the horizon, and everyone is looking forward to the last day of school. But with all of the excitement looming for the end of the school year, are you ... Read More about 2nd Grade End of Year Math Review
It's that time of year; state testing! The days leading up to state tests can feel stressful for students. As teachers, we want to encourage our students to be motivated to do their best on a test but ... Read More about Fun and Easy Motivational Test Prep Activities
Here are some fun Saint Patrick's Day ideas for second grade! This month students will create an adorable leprechaun and write all about leprechauns, read about leprechauns, and use their guessing ... Read More about Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Ideas for Second Grade!
Having an elf has gained more popularity every Christmas season! And with good reason! Having an elf in your classroom allows for all kinds of fun to be had and a teacher can use it to his/her ... Read More about Tips and Ideas for Your Classroom Elf
You already know that classroom meetings are an excellent community-building tool but you may be asking yourself, is it really necessary for my students to sit in a circle for class meetings? The ... Read More about Should Students Sit in a Circle for Class Meetings?
Classroom meetings are a great way to build community, and greeting each other may be the most important part. Class meeting greetings allow each of your students to hear their name said in a positive ... Read More about Class Meetings Greetings Your Students Will Love
As we look forward to a new school year, it is key to find ways to build strong classroom communities. A common concern I hear from teachers is how students have been disconnected from each other. ... Read More about Class Meetings Strengthen Classroom Community
It's time for the end of the year! And a countdown chain is a super fun and EASY way to tick off the days until the last day of school. However, it's not a typical chain. This End of the Year ... Read More about FREE End of the Year Countdown Chain