Teachers need parents. Positive relationships between teachers and parents are essential for a successful school year. Not every parent is going to love you, but we can work hard to build a positive relationship. Here are five easy steps to build the perfect parent/teacher relationship. Let’s face it: There will always be one parent who thinks the teacher down the hall is better than ... Read More about 5 ways to build positive relationships with parents and families
Back to school season is coming soon! You'll learn how to create a back to school photo booth here. Greet your new students and families with a classroom photo booth with props and a fun backdrop. I’ve got a few photo booth ideas for your back to school events to make it an enjoyable time for everyone. I’ve set up a photo booth in my classroom for our Meet the Teacher or Open House ... Read More about How to Create a Back to School Photo Booth
Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Look no further for something different in your classroom this year! Valentine’s Day Science Experiments allow kids to have fun in class while working with friends to ask questions, investigate, collect data, form a hypothesis, and draw conclusions. Valentine’s Science Experiments These fun and engaging Valentine's Day science experiments use ... Read More about Easy Valentine’s Day Science Experiments For All Grades!
Being able to teach writing to one student is hard. Teaching writing to a whole group of students is even more difficult. I don’t have it down like clockwork, because the students’ needs are ever-changing. Here’s what works for me in my upper elementary classroom and I hope that it works for you, too! 5 Tips to Help Teach Writing Here are 5 tips I have used in my classroom to help ... Read More about 5 Tips to Easily Teach Writing in an Upper Elementary Classroom
5 Reasons to Use Board Games in Your Classroom I started using board games the very first year I was in the classroom. I couldn't keep my students on task during partner work - between their off topic conversations and them being bored out of their minds, I knew I needed to spice up our practice time. I started by hand drawing every.single.game and handwriting every.single.question. 🤦♀️ Let's ... Read More about 5 Reasons to Use Board Games in Your Classroom