Making the Middle Count

At the start of my blogging, I was about to begin my second year of teaching 1st grade. I had opened every job opening email over the summer in hopes that I would not have to teach first grade again. (You know it’s a sign you need a change when you remember the time you…

First 3 Days of Middle School

So if you follow me on Instagram you know I made a huge jump from 1st grade to 7th grade math (best decision I ever made btw). Our district had a 3 day week for students as the first week of school, so here is a look at what we did! Day 1: QUIZ On…

Testing Celebrations

I truly feel students that work hard deserve rewards! My class had exceptional growth this year on their DIBELS state reading assessment. We celebrated in multiple ways! First, I made growth badges for students to wear. They are free in my TPT. We also had donuts and GENIUS juice (Sunny D) for breakfast one morning….

Class Reunion Breakfast

One of my major areas of focus for classroom management is building relationships with my students. But once my classes moved on to the next grade, it was so hard to say goodbye! I have hosted two Class Reunion Breakfasts to bring everyone together again.  My first steps were to get permission from my principal…