Hi everyone! Lots of people seemed to like one of my older posts about my favourite YouTube teacher, Michelle Ferré (PocketfulofPrimary), so today I wanted to take a few minutes to highlight 4 more YouTube teachers who I personally feel deserve some recognition. Tina Bietler: Tina is a Grade 1 teacher in the U.S. whose … Continue reading More Amazing YouTube Teachers!
Hello there! Today, with St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share some ideas for celebrating in the classroom. Shamrock Crafts: This one is a great idea for Primary-aged children, and it's both hands-on and low prep. All you need is: Shamrock templates (provided in link below), card stock, green tissue paper (cut into … Continue reading 3 Activities for St. Patrick’s Day
Happy Monday! I hope you're having a great day so far. Today, I wanted to share some engaging Social Studies lesson and activity ideas that I've come across lately. I hope you find them inspiring! Wax Museum Research Project: This one has been all over Pinterest recently, and I personally find it brilliant. In short, … Continue reading 4 Fun Social Studies Activity Ideas
Hello there, and thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! As a supply teacher, any time I feel my energy dipping or I am having a more challenging day, I think about all of the little "firsts" that I will experience when I have my own classroom someday, and the excitement these … Continue reading 10 Classroom Firsts that I am SO excited for!
Hi everyone! I hope you've had a great start to your week. Today, I am going to be discussing a topic that has the potential to be overwhelming to many teachers: long-range planning. While I realize that I myself am not yet very experienced in this area, I DID pick up a good amount of … Continue reading My Top 5 Tips for Long-Range Planning
If like me, you live in an area with a colder climate, you know that the Winter Blues are a very real thing that can have very real consequences for the mood and morale of both students and teachers alike. Today, I wanted to share 3 ideas I have for breaking through this state of … Continue reading 3 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in the Classroom
Hello there! First, I am so sorry for the lack of posts lately. Life has been happening at an incredibly rapid pace lately, and I have not been able to devote as much time to my blog as I usually do. That changes this week. Today, I wanted to start the week off on a … Continue reading 7 of my Favourite Books to Read with Students
Hello there! As a teacher, I feel as though it is crucial not only to create a classroom space where students feel happy and excited to come to school each day, but one in which students feel comfortable with one another, and where they feel safe to express themselves as individuals. Here are a few … Continue reading Tips to Foster a Classroom Community
Happy Saturday!! If you saw one of my earlier posts, you will know that one of my top missions as a teacher is to reach every student. Today, I wanted to share a few ideas/strategies for making this goal a reality. Ensure that all of your students are set up for success: At the start … Continue reading Reaching all Students
Happy Valentine's Day! I thought it would be fun to share some ideas I have for Valentine's festivities for my future students, as well as a couple of crafts/activities that I have seen being used successfully in schools already. These can be adapted for nearly every grade level, so hopefully you get some inspiration from … Continue reading Fun Valentine’s Day Activities!