Writing is a subject I always had a hard time getting my students excited about. It wasn't that they weren't good at it, but most of them didn't know where to begin. And I guess, I didn't either. Writing was just too overwhelming. Once I got over the fact that I didn't have a writing curriculum and ... Read More about 5 October Writing Ideas for the Upper Elementary Classroom
I clearly remember my first day EVER teaching school. I was wearing my new dress (yes, teachers get first day of school clothes too), and the butterflies were alive and well in my stomach. My excitement may have been higher than the students. I had planned for months (honestly years, I had wanted to ... Read More about Your First Day of School is Over, Now What?
With school just around the corner, it is a good idea to get prepared! I am happy to help, by providing Back to School Student and Teacher Survival Kits. Whether you are a teacher looking for a cute welcome gift for students, a parent trying to help your little one get prepared, or a ... Read More about Back to School Survival Kits
Hi, my name is Teresa Kwant, and I have partnered with my friend Alisa at First Grade Fun Times. We have a sentence activity we guarantee your students will LOVE, and will be begging you to do each day. Understanding how a sentence is structured is crucial to student writing. When ... Read More about Silly Rainbow Sentences
Literacy centers are an important part of any classroom. Especially if you have 32 students, all learning at different levels and needing some intervention time with you on a daily basis. In college I remember being so excited to teach literacy. I love to read, and wanted to pass that passion on to ... Read More about 8 Ways to Make ELA Centers Work in Your Classroom