Inside my classroom

January 4, 2018

Nonfiction mentor texts

My co-teacher and I created a basket of different kinds of nonfiction mentor texts that we use to teach informational writing to our 2nd-graders.

December 7, 2017

A growth mindset

My students came up with amazing ideas of what people with a growth mindset might say.

November 2, 2017

Mistakes are sweet

This eraser gumball machine is one of my favorite classroom accessories.

October 5, 2017

An observation center filled with treasures

Our observation center is filled with treasures from around the world.

September 7, 2017

Power up and organize

Here is an organizational chart I use to give my students ownership of the space from the first day of school.

July 6, 2017

Putting tired words to rest

Our most over-used words are in these pockets, and writers can select a strip of synonyms to bring back to their seats.

June 1, 2017

Post-it notes as visual aids

The Post-its on the chalkboard consist of annotations my students made during our class reading.

May 4, 2017

Bulletin board designer

I let my students design the bulletin board for our published opinion pieces.

April 6, 2017

A map of our neighborhood

To align with our social studies lesson on maps and directions, my students and I created a map of our neighborhood.

March 2, 2017

The Chill Zone

The Chill Zone was created to influence peer interaction among our students with disabilities, giving them a fun yet safe way to make friends and socialize.

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