Fall Classroom Decor

Fall Classroom Decor

It may be officially fall but with 90 degree temps it still feels like summer in Texas. Sometimes it is difficult for young children to understand the difference in seasons when their surroundings do not reflect change. A great way to help them discover the uniqueness...
Classroom Centers for $5 or Less: Cars on the Road

Classroom Centers for $5 or Less: Cars on the Road

This center focuses on building words, segmenting and blending, and handwriting.   Materials: Road Tape – We found our tape in the Target Dollar Spot, but you can purchase similar tape from Amazon. Matchbox Cars Stickers Construction Paper Lamination Dry...
Communicating Student Behavior

Communicating Student Behavior

Behavior management is always a hot topic. There are some teachers that are strongly against clip charts while others would never dream of getting rid of theirs. Some schools or districts mandate what tool is used for behavior management. The bottom line is that as...
How to Use Current Events in the Classroom

How to Use Current Events in the Classroom

She clutched a wrinkled, dirty newspaper clipping as she stood in front of the class. Some looked at her as if she were crazy. As she began reading from the paper, whispers started in the back of the room as everyone began to tune out. Is that how you feel when you...
Safe Search Engines for Kids

Safe Search Engines for Kids

iPads. Computers. Tablets. Smart phones. Game systems. Technology is everywhere. While having so much knowledge at our fingertips can be a great asset, it can also be a very unsafe place for our students. Luckily there are a few tools that make searching the internet...