Monthly 2020 Calendars- printable calendars, editable calendars, calendar gifts for parents from students

2020 Calendars for the Classroom

Each year I post free printable calendars and 2020 is no different.  I like these calendars because of their simple design, and notes space.  They have so many uses in the classroom, and I detail many of the ways I’ve used them, below  These printable calendars are perfect to give

6 Tips for Project Success on DonorsChoose

Tips for Success on DonorsChoose

I’ve been blessed with several funded DonorsChoose.org projects over the years.  I’ve received a few different forms of technology for my classroom.  I’ve expanded my classroom library with intentional choices on authors and character diversity.  I’ve received supplies to help us with art projects and organization.  Our classroom has a

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Digital Classroom Management Tools

Over the last few years I’ve slowly been incorporating more and more of my classroom management into digital tools.  Since I’ve been teaching for so long, I didn’t start out teaching this way, and I haven’t always had the technology I have available now.  Changing my systems into digital resources

Goal Setting with Students

As adults, we often set goals naturally.  Whether they’re more long term and large (like saving for a few years for a trip to Disney for the family) or smaller goals (such as cleaning the bathroom, going through the mail, and taking out the trash one evening), we set goals

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  • Show your pride of your class with this fun "My Class is One in a Melon" teacher tee.  It's perfect for teacher tee Fridays and is a fun and comfortable t-shirt that will give you tons of compliments from teachers, staff and students alike!
  • These Number Sense Brain Teasers task cards are perfect fast finishers for first grade and second grade. They can also be used as a math center and math game. These puzzles build number sense through logic and mathematical understanding. The printables task cards also include number manipulatives so students can build right on the cards- or laminate with a dry erase marker for ongoing no-prep use.  These are also great for 1st grade and 2nd grade small group practice. #numbersense #taskcards
  • Track individual student assessment data and anecdotal observations during small groups with these free guided reading notes forms. Including forms for assessment data, strategies, and on the spot focus lessons with anecdotal observations, these free pages are a great addition to your guided reading binder. Keep all of your student information in one place with these helpful guided reading notes forms. These are perfect for 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade. #guidedreading #free
  • This word work blog post gives ideas, products, activities, and resources for word work centers and word work stations for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade.  Perfect for students' independent work, these organization ideas, apps, technology ideas, and printables work for second grade, third grade, and fourth grade classrooms as students move to applying phonics skills independently. #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #4thgrade