Are you a prankster? I am not. I wish I was, but I just am not good at lying so I always ruin any prank I try to pull! I love to laugh and read about them, though! There is something magical about April Fools’ Day when you are 5 and 6. I can rememberMore
Writing in a K-2 classroom can be a difficult time for both the teacher and students, but it doesn’t have to be. It is truly a joy to teach with the right mini-lessons and with the right tools. When your little writers feel empowered to write, they will blossom. These blog posts are here to help inspire ideas for your writing block in your classroom.
Ahhhh, spring break! The time of the year that most teachers say, “Oh my gosh! Where has the year gone? We have so much to accomplish still!” I totally relate. 100%. This is when I usually begin to freak out a bit. One thing I love to do with my little friends when we returnMore
Assessing can be both difficult and exhausting for students and teachers. Finding a way for purposeful assessments to be made fun and enjoyable for all is a win all around! Writing has always been a favorite time in my classroom. There are years that I feel like I rock at teaching writing and years IMore
The Primary Powers bloggers have teamed up with the fabulous people from GoNoodle to share some great ideas for implementing GoNoodle in the classroom and some great prizes! Be sure to read to the end because you won’t want to miss this! I wanted to share with you how I have used GoNoodle during Writer’sMore
I just finished up my 5th year of teaching. It is hard to believe I have been teaching little munchkins for five years already! Four out of the five years, I have been the newbie on a team. I always get stuck with planning writing because no one else wants to plan it. (They haveMore
We finished up our Small Moment books and used our Build-a-Turkey writing assessment to see how many feathers we earned! This time, we had been working on writing a beginning, middle, and end. Ya’ll, this is tough! Several of mine have a story with a BME in their mind, but when they write it, they leave outMore
As the end of the year nears and we finish our curriculum, it’s a great time to review all that has been learned, while still having engaging lessons. This is no different with end of year writing. We spent some time doing fun writing since finished our curriculum for writing and had a wonderful time!More