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Creating a Cozy Classroom: Cow Print Classroom Decorations for a Warm and Welcoming Environment

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Do you love highland cow decorations and functional classroom decor? As a teacher, you understand the importance of creating a classroom environment that fosters learning, creativity, and a sense of belonging. One way to achieve this is through thoughtful and customized classroom decorations. Cow print classroom decorations, with their neutral colors and charming patterns, can […]

Show Don’t Tell in Writing Plus Free Writing Anchor Charts

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Teaching writing in elementary is pretty complex because there are so many strategies to teach! My students often struggle with writing boring sentences. So I really focus my energy on mini lessons to help them make their writing more interesting. Today on the blog let’s talk about how to teach students the writing strategy Show […]

How to Teach Adding and Subtracting with Decimals

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This week I am introducing how to subtract and add decimals! We’ve spent quite a bit of time on decimal place value. Teaching elementary students to add and subtract decimals can be a challenge, but it’s an important skill for them to learn. In this blog post, I am sharing a few tips that might […]

How To Create A Rainbow Classroom Theme

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Rainbow Classroom Theme: The Perfect Way To Add Color and Joy to Your Teaching Space! If you’re looking for a fun classroom theme idea for 2023, keep reading! Decorating a classroom with a rainbow theme can be a fun and easy way to create a bright and cheerful atmosphere. Rainbow classroom decor is truly timeless […]

How to Teach the Values of Decimal Places

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Do your students understand decimal place value? Decimals are a new concept for most of our elementary math students. This can be a tricky concept for kids to grasp, but it’s an important one for them to understand as they continue to work with larger numbers in math. Understanding place value helps our students think […]

The Best Tips for Teaching Narrative Writing in Upper Elementary 

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Teaching writing can be overwhelming! Narrative writing is an important skill that can be difficult for upper elementary students to master. Storytelling comes naturally to some of our students, but some of our students find narrative writing and storytelling very difficult. But with the right strategies and a little creativity, you can help all of […]

7 Powerful Classroom Management Tips for Surviving Winter Holidays as a Teacher

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The few weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter break are always CrAzY in elementary classrooms. Am I right?!? And as soon as the calendar flips to December, teachers know it’s next to impossible to get your students to focus in class! How can I keep my students learning during the winter holidays? What keeps students engaged […]

How To Teach Dialogue Punctuation in Writing

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How to teach punctuating dialogue to students with examples and anchor charts! Simply explain the rules of dialogue and quotation marks to your students with a little help from this blog post!

How To Teach Descriptive Writing Sensory Language In Elementary

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Teaching students how to write descriptively or to write with imagery is SO important, and can be SO overwhelming! Descriptive writing isn’t just for narrative writing. Using descriptive writing can empower students with new strategies and help them to enjoy writing by letting their creativity flow and capturing their audience’s attention. If your students are […]

Setting Good Classroom Rules and Expectations- How To Make Meaningful Classroom Rules

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Setting good classroom rules and expectations is one of the most important objectives in elementary school. Rules are different from classroom routines and procedures. Classroom rules define what will and will not be taking place in your learning space. Coming up with the perfect set of rules can be a challenge! This blog post will […]