How I Create and Maintain A Positive Classroom Culture for K-2!
Hi everyone! It's Naomi O'Brien from Read Like a Rock Star! I've noticed a lot of teachers heading back to school, and thought I'd share a few of the ideas I use to create a positive classroom culture. For years, my coworkers chalked my sweet and well behaved classes up to the "luck of the draw", but then they had to admit, it must have been something I was doing. We, the teachers, really are responsible for setting the tone in our classroom. Our children are always watching us and how we…
Favorite Pins Friday & A New 2nd/3rd Collaborative Blog!
Happy Friday! (Don't you just love the summer when you forget what day it is?) I am linking up with Cara from First Grade Parade and her weekly Favorite Pins Friday to share some of my recent Pinterest finds! Favorite School Pins: Completely agree, although I do love the Target Dollar Bins this time of year :) :) :) Love this chart from Using My Teacher Voice for the first week back to school! Favorite Style Pins: Chevron nails? Yes, please :) Currently obsessing over polka dots and…
Daily 5: Launching Read to Self
Well, it's halfway through the first full week of school and I am trying to get as many routines and procedures up and running as I can, while also remembering to take it slow and ensure that we are building our stamina. In past years, I have definitely rushed through so many of these steps trying to get to the next thing and I end up paying the price for it later. Practicing the slow-and-steady approach that's laid out in The Daily 5 has really helped me across the board, not just in…
20 Tips for New Teachers — Alleah Maree
Hey hey, teacher friend!! Oh MY, congratulations on landing a teaching job! I’m so INCREDIBLY stoked for you. I remember that feeling and it’s so SO good. Whether it’s your first classroom or maybe you’re going back after being away for a bit, either way that’s super exciting and I know you’re goi
Classroom Procedures - Know What They are Before you Start the Year
The life of a creative, and sometimes hectic, teacher. Get ideas and inspiration to enhance your classroom - maybe even your life. = )
Scaffolding Beginning Writers
Great ideas for Scaffolding Beginning Writers during the first week months of school. I LOVE this FREE writing rubric, too!
9 Ways to Start the Year off Right
Are you ready to head back to school yet? Here are 9 ways that you can start the year off right. These strategies will help you set the foundation for your classroom and create a space where you and your students will want to be every day of the school year.
My new obsession this year has been making and using anchor charts for my lessons. Here are just some of the anchor charts I have made this year. Some of these charts are original ideas but many are ideas I have seen and used from other teachers. I am not good at drawing so I use clipart from my computer to add pictures to my anchor charts. I print them out and glue them onto the chart! It’s so much easier and looks so much better than what I could draw! I also laminate my anchor charts so I…
How to Improve Classroom Management By Doing Less- Logical Consequences Freebie - Young Teacher Love
Logical consequences are a great way for to stop negative behaviors in the classroom. This freebie is part of a blog post on How to Improve Classroom Management by Doing LESS! - Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue Activities
Do your students tattle a lot? Do they not understand what is and is not a tattle? Here is a great set of activities to use with the book, "A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue." Included in this download are a variety of cut and paste, coloring, writing, and drawing activities for various levels of learn...
Keep Moving Forward!
You failed. OUTSTANDING! 37 second video to reinforce that failure is an important part of learning! Terrific as a discussion starter!
Tips for the First Six Weeks of School | HoJo's Teaching Adventures, LLC
Classroom management is vital to the success of any teacher. But getting those behaviors under control can be a real challenge. Here are some great ideas to help you make it through the first six weeks of school. Teachers at ANY grade level will benefit from these ideas, but they're particularly useful for elementary staff.
How to Make Morning Meeting the BEST Part of Your Day
Every child, every day, should feel valued and included! Learn how to use Morning Meeting to build your classroom community.
10 Classroom Procedures that Will Save Your Sanity | Teach 4 the Heart
Here’s a few classroom procedures that have worked well for me – and a couple awesome ideas I’ve run across since I’ve stepped out of the classroom...