I have found that it is crucial to have activities that students really like and that takes focus (especially with kindergarteners!) Closer to the beginning of the year, my students were finishing the tasks quickly and some were acting out. … Continue reading The importance of finding engaging activities (Day 14/365) #blogaday
Instead of going to school today, I attended a professional development session on incorporating games into the learning experience. It was very informative and fun! A game that I could really see myself using was called “Picture Talk” – one … Continue reading Work Wednesday: What a GAME-changer!
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WELCOME TO MY FIRST THROWBACK THURSDAY! I will be reblogging posts from either my very first NewTeachrTips or early Hannah’s Happenings, and reminiscing/reflecting 🙂 After looking through NewTeachrTips (which is a blog I created during grad school), I found this … Continue reading (TBT) Looking back at Lesson Plans
Today, I successfully taught my first lesson for the fifth graders 😀 Since it is the first week of school (second day just ended :o), the 5th grade team and I have decided to not start full-blown teaching until the … Continue reading (Work Wednesday) Building Bookmarks was a BLAST!
We had a writing workshop this week and learned all about Lucy Calkins’ curriculum – it was interesting and mostly things I didn’t know. I took a course about Lucy Calkins, but never fully used her curriculum. I am excited … Continue reading (Work Wed.) The World of writing!
Written in response to The Daily Post Prompt “paper.” A teacher can be defined by how they conduct their classroom. Are you a “paper pusher” with tons of worksheets, or does paper only touch your students when they are creating … Continue reading Projects or Paper?
I have been a substitute teacher for a little over two weeks now. I had my ups and downs, but am getting the hang of the management needed to have a successful day as a guest teacher! I have been … Continue reading Testing out the teaching waters