Inside my classroom

July 5, 2018

Growth stars

It’s so important to celebrate growth as well as achievement, especially as we work to instill a growth mindset in our kids. This little board is one way I do that.

June 7, 2018

Where languages are welcomed

We integrated the first languages of English language learners in our 7th-grade literacy unit on poetry in both integrated co-teaching and general education classes.

May 3, 2018

Voice patrol

This is one classroom management technique I use in my 1st-grade classroom.

April 5, 2018

Seusstastic style

My 1st-grade English as a new language students create rhyme patterns to mimic Dr. Seuss.

March 1, 2018

National Compliment Day

To celebrate National Compliment Day, each student thought of a compliment to write about a friend during our morning meeting.

February 1, 2018

Our classroom 'vent wall'

Creating a safe learning environment is paramount. Providing a ‘vent wall’ is among several things I establish at the beginning of the semester. I introduce ‘vent’ as a vocabulary word.

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.

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