Use a light box to create a sign in your room. You can flip the switch when you are teaching or busy and the students will see that it is not the appropriate time to interrupt you. When you are available, you can turn off the light. This light box works particularly well when you are running guided reading groups. It's easy to turn off and on at your table and it shows up well even when all the classroom lights are on. Read more from the link in my bio!
I seriously love this idea! No more dried out play-doh with storage like this! #Repost @aperfectblendteaching with @get_repost ・・・ THIS. IS. GENIUS! 🤯 I knew when I saw @jen_rece post her k-cup carousel as a way to store her play-doh, I needed this in my classroom! @targetteachers #teachersofinstagram
This cart has been a LIFESAVER for me. I had 3 at one point. I used them to store upcoming units, Scholastic Book Orders, random papers that I couldn’t throw away but didn’t have a place for, and MORE! This is a great summer purchase for next year! Grab yours now from the link in my bio!
Clink was a state-of-the-art robot with the dazzling ability to make toast and play music at the same time. But that was many years ago. Now kids want snazzier robots who do things like play baseball and bake cookies. So day after day, Clink sits on a shelf and sadly watches as his friends leave with their new owners. He almost gives up on ever finding a home—until the day Clink spies a boy who just might be able to be the right one for him. . . . From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and new talent Matthew Myers comes a funny and heartwarming story that lovers of Corduroy will adore. Grab yours from the link in my bio!
If you are like me, you enjoy giving your kiddos a little something on the last day of school. However, with everything else going on, things can get a little hectic. The end of the school year means testing, final report cards, room cleaning, and general chaos and stress. It also means saying goodbye to those little cute faces we got to look at every day. Send them off with something they'll remember and enjoy! I've tried to take some of the pain and stress out of getting student gifts ready by creating 12 Cute and Easy Printables you can use for student gifts. The best part? They are FREE! Check out they rest of my blog post to grab your FREE download!
Just found out my daughter is the proud owner of the tiny pencils all teachers hate. #teachermomfail
#Repost @fifthwithmssmith with @get_repost ・・・ Student engagement doesn’t have to be crazy over the top classroom transformations (although I do like those 😍 ). It can be a simple as putting washi tape down on your tables and telling the kids to go at it with protractors! Engagement comes in all different forms and looks different in every classroom. Do whatcha gotta do to get your kids hooked! ⚓️
Just finished giving the teacher's at my daughter's school an early Teacher Appreciation breakfast. We did a waffle bar with waffles from @waffluv It was a small way to say a BIG thank you to all they do for their students day in and day out.
You guys. This book is so full of heart as it talks about the experience of a young black girl named Shayla. Shayla just wants to follow the rules and hang with her best friends, but her year in seventh grade changes everything. She feels like she needs to stand up for her beliefs and face "the good kind of trouble." The text is written in such a powerfully relatable way and addresses important social issues of our time in a way that everyone can understand. So good.
When I started Create-abilities almost 7 years ago, I had a few objectives in mind 1. Make the lives of my fellow educators just a little bit easier. 2. Provide teachers with rigorous, engaging, and effective curriculum that help their students want to learn. 3. Make a little extra money because, let’s be real, I was desperately poor. I choose this phrase as my tagline because I believe there is potential in everyone. Teachers. Students. Parents. There is potential inside each of us to be greater than we are, to travel farther than we’ve ever been, and to grow more than we thought possible. All we need to do to reach our goals is to cultivate what is already inside of us. Cheesy? Possibly. True? Absolutely.
I hope your Friday is going better than ours. Her first IV for dehydration. She said, "Mom, I'm asking a lot of questions because I'm new to this." #flu
I thought this was such a handy idea from @polka dots.please for those “rainy days” and it’s time for indoor recess.
LOVE THIS quote from @jillianstarrteaching Let's give ourselves a break, stop comparing, and realize we are enough.
Oh heeeeeeeey! It's your friendly neighborhood teacher who found a cool wall to take a picture in front of for Instagram and then realized that instead of a cool picture all she got was people staring at her, an awkward pose, and lucky that she didn't throw her back out. Hope you are having a great Friday!