Literacy

Professional Development

How to Set Up and Use a Sound Wall in Your Classroom to Support Readers

Sound walls are one of the big changes that elementary teachers are making to their classrooms. This change is happening for very good reasons that are backed up by research, too. (If you want to read more about this change, you can check out this blog post all about word walls vs. sound walls.) One […]

5 Ways to Use Clothespins in the Classroom

I love when I can use something simple and affordable in my classroom in so many ways! Clothespins are JUST that. ย I want to share 5 simple ways to use clothespins in the classroom with you! Display Student Work This is nothing new at all, but I don’t know why I didn’t do it years […]

Classroom Tour and FREEBIES

Teal and white classroom freebies that will help you get organized and be set for the year!

I know what you are thinking, “What is this teal and white classroom? I thought you were staying home with your son and waiting on your adopted baby girl to come home!” You’re right.  I am still at home, BUT my new sister in law and brother both are starting their first year in a […]

It’s All About the Chevron!

Okay, it’s not REALLY all about the chevron decor. ย It’s about teaching and loving kids in a meaningful way that will LAST. I’m not going to even pretend, though. ย I enjoy decorating. ย I enjoy decorating my home and my classroom. ย I have never, ever done a classroom “theme”. ย I didn’t even know they existed until […]

Chevron Number Posters, Sight Word Gumballs, and a Giveaway!!

Well today is my second official day of summer and I am LOVING it already! I have been super busy, but have definitely enjoyed having TIME to do things. I am super excited to be headed back to KINDERGARTEN (EEEKKK!!!) and I am busy working on things so that I don’t feel super stressed at […]

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