Sight Words

So… confession time! Last year was my first year teaching first grade and I had NO CLUE what to do with so called ‘sight’ words. Oh- they are called that because they can’t be sounded out.. okay.. OH there are hundreds of them.. YIKES! Literally my train of thought last year. I couldn’t help it! I…

Class Book Signing

Writing a class book is exciting, but pairing with another class to have a book signing!? THAT is taking it to the next level. My 1st graders were able to collaborate with a 5th grade class (find her blog here) to share their writing. We allowed for volunteer readings on a class stage with a…

Book a Month Campaign

Did you know only 53% of children are read to daily by a family member?   I cannot take credit for this idea- the amazing kindergarten team at my school shared this with me. But I will take credit for trying to spread this idea as far as possible! Scholastic Book Clubs has a book…

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…

Call Me Teacher

I am so excited to begin this journey of blogging! This is something I wanted to start during my first year of teaching..  I quickly realized I was WAY too overwhelmed to even attempt it. My second and third year of teaching I was in grad school. Now I am done with that, and some…