• New Year
    Everything is coming up NEW this year… New school year at a New school, teaching a New grade level, departmentalized STEM (which for me is New) and I am BEYOND excited! I’ll be honest, this past year was difficult for me (as it was for everyone), but in January, I called my brothers and toldContinue reading “New Year”
  • Letters with ACTIONS
    I am a tactile learner and realized that my kiddos might be that way too! So when I was planning on teaching my kiddos letters/sounds, I created ACTIONS for each letter to help us remind our brains what SOUND that letter makes. A – Take a big bite out of an Apple (REALLY making aContinue reading “Letters with ACTIONS”
  • Online “Incentives”
    In my classroom I use ClassDojo as a point system for behavior BUT ALSO for academics!! Every time students turn in an assignment I also give away points. Students answer a question, they get a point! I tell them their points show us how hard they had been working for that day! Especially at theContinue reading “Online “Incentives””
  • Teaching Tech Tools to Kinders
    Sooo I started teaching completely online last week and spent the majority of last week meeting with parents & doing an hour with my kiddos in the morning & then joining them for their hour with Specials Teachers (Computer, PE & Intervention). I used that 2nd hour to be more of an IT support forContinue reading “Teaching Tech Tools to Kinders”
  • Kindergarten “To Go” Kits
    I really thought through what “E-Learning” would look like (or should look like) for this upcoming school year and I decided that the most age appropriate thing to do is really to use the Online-ness as a vessel to do my teaching from, but that the majority of the materials/activities we would do would beContinue reading “Kindergarten “To Go” Kits”
  • Keeping it FUN (at Home Learning)
    Well, I know everyone thinks that they have the BEST best friend… but for real, I definitely do!! We met several years ago while going through the National Board process. If you’ve ever been through it, you know that there were a LOT of tears, a LOT of stress and a LOT of Growth! ItContinue reading “Keeping it FUN (at Home Learning)”
  • Student “Bitmojis”
    I saw that some teachers were wondering if their students can do Bitmojis…. I thought about that, and I have Kindergarten, and I just can’t see my students being able to (or parents wanting them to) create their own Bitmojis BUT I thought of a SUPER CUTE way to still allow students to participate inContinue reading “Student “Bitmojis””
  • How to Make a Google Site
    I am have been tinkering with how to create a Google Site. So here is my step by step directions (with pictures!) to try and help make it easy for you to try to make a Google Site too!! I am going to be using my Google Site as a way for my students &Continue reading “How to Make a Google Site”
  • Making a Copy of a Google Doc/Slide
    I’ve gotten some questions about How to Make a Copy of a Google Doc/Slide to insert within your Virtual Classroom or other ways you’d like to share/assign a Google Doc/Slide. So I’ve broken it down for you here. There are 3 ways that I am going to teach you, the PDF way and the PublishContinue reading “Making a Copy of a Google Doc/Slide”
  • Virtual Math Centers
    I am beginning my thought process around HOW I am going to still do Math by Myself and even Math with Someone “centers” (I do Daily 5 & Math Daily 3 – but I add an additional choice for Math and take one away for Reading, so I actually do Daily 4 and Math DailyContinue reading “Virtual Math Centers”

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