Hello Darlings! The list of procedures when getting back to school can be shocking and overwhelming at first. How did your kids learn to walk in a line last year? How did you get them to respond “Jelly!” to your call so easily when you shouted “Peanut Butter?” It takes a while to get everyone back into the groove but with diligence, the first weeks can be made easy! Let’s dig into the 10 procedures I LOVE to teach on the first day of school. Ready?! Morning Routine: The best way to teach this is to have everything set up when they walk in. Display a slide on the screen with instructions so they can refer to it as needed. ... Read More about Top 10 Back to School Procedures to Make Your First Day Back EASY!
Hello Darlings! The school supplies are out, the emails are starting to creep in, and Target is filled to the brim with back to school shoes and backpacks. Like the morning before it rains, I can smell it. School is coming! Perhaps you are excited. Maybe you are overwhelmed. Or maybe you are filling every last second before you get back to school. To get you started off on the right foot, I have compiled 5 resources to set you up for success. Let’s dive in! Digital Newsletters: You are going to love these!! Not only are they super cute but they keep everyone organized. Print a copy and send it home, stick it on the front of ... Read More about 5 Must-Have Resources for Back to School
Hello Darlings! It is almost that time of year when you and your students will be roaming the halls of the school once again. Scratch that…not roaming…walking nicely in a quiet line that impresses everyone else! The secret is four fold. Let’s get into it! 1. Have a line leader Pick a student you trust to be the line leader. They will communicate with you along the way and they will stop at designated spots. This keeps the line moving but with added stops, you can be sure you are keeping the group together as a whole. 2. Don’t have your back to the line Rookie mistake (unless you teach the really little kiddos!). As a third ... Read More about 4 Easy Tips for Walking the Halls
Hello Darlings! I get SO excited about heading back to school! It is a fresh start and a new opportunity. I LOVE getting to know my kids and getting them excited for the school year. To kick off, we spend some time playing games. Yes, games! This gets kids moving, allows them to have fun, and really bonds us as a group while we get to know each other. Check out some of my faves! Find Someone Who To play this game, you don’t need a lot of materials! To get started, you will set a timer for 15-20 minutes and have students walk around with the Find Someone Who Sheet Freebie. They must try to find classmates who match the ... Read More about 4 Back to School Activities for Elementary Students
Hello Darlings! Yes, I know it is July but it never hurts to get your mind wandering back to the classroom! That first day is so magical and exciting! It really sets the tone for the year. My goal on the first day is to leave my students wanting more! I want them to be so excited and eager to run home and tell their parents all about the amazing and fun things we did! I want them to tell their parents new things they learned and to get them pumped up to come back! I don’t want my kids to be bored out of their minds learning rules and expectations and sitting in their seats all day. Just think back to that PD where instead ... Read More about A (Near) Perfect Start to the Year: Back to School Tips & Activity Ideas
Hello Darlings! Summer is finally here! For each of us, this time looks different. Some of us can be found beach side without our phones. Others of us are knee deep in our curriculum while some of us are pinning school ideas on Pinterest. There’s no right answer. Summer is a multiple choice question that can be changed several times! If you are looking to get a jump on the fall then this post is for you! If you would rather be on the beach…rest on my friend, you MORE than deserve it! Let’s dive into 3 things you can be doing this summer! Notice I said CAN… 1. Create a Pacing Guide. A pacing guide can fully transform your ... Read More about 3 Things for Teachers to do This Summer (or not)