OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW


I needed to get out of the house today, so where better to go than my classroom, right? The custodians have finished waxing the floors and all of my … [Continue reading]

Individual Word Walls

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    Individual Word Walls have helped my students get through their writing so much easier.  And as an added benefit, I don't spend … [Continue reading]

Your rules or my rules?

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Teaching isn't easy. It never has been. It never will be. But Social Contracts can make a teacher's life much easier if implemented … [Continue reading]

Great Ideas for Elementary Teachers

Great Ideas for Elementary TeachersAs I was searching through blogs today, I found a link to this article about various things teachers do to organize … [Continue reading]

Mission Organization: Recycled Writing


As I was browsing through the dollar store, I came across this really cute trash can.  I know, it's a trash can for crying out loud!  But hey, I'm an … [Continue reading]

Homeworkopoly Revisited


Homeworkopoly has been drawing the attention of several people and conjuring questions of all kinds, so I decided to revisit this popular topic and do … [Continue reading]