Setting Clear Expectations in an Unknown Digital World

Clear expectations for a digital classroom

2020 has been a mess. 2020 is still a mess. 2020 will continue to be a mess. BUT your classroom does NOT have to be a mess. Clear expectations are going to be ESSENTIAL in the classroom this year and in years to come. Here are some tips to start the year off right. BE […]

Don’t Have The Disgusting Classroom… How to Keep It Clean

Guide to keeping a clean elementary school classroom

The beginning of the year is SUCH a fun and exciting time. We have fresh supplies, clean classrooms, new books for our library, fresh notebooks for our students, sometimes even new furniture.. and GRAND ideas of how our classroom is going to be run. HOWEVER, this year, and ALL years, CLEANLINESS needs to be top […]

Launching Reading Workshops that Quickly Show Results

Reading workshops can be the BEST part of the day ever, but there is SO much that goes into them, it can be overwhelming. There are a few things that you can do to help keep this time of the day organized and consistent for your students to ensure that it is the most productive […]

How to Build and Maintain Astonishing Parent-Teacher Relationships

My first few years of teaching, there was nothing I was more terrified of than parents. I was worried they would be upset with me and that I wouldn’t have the right answers for them. I was also worried they might second guess what I was doing, or not like the way that things were […]

How to Organize ALL the Things in Your Classroom

Have you purchased all of the beautiful bins and tubs from Target and Michaels but don’t yet have a plan for how to use them? Or perhaps your classroom has a little bit here, a little bit there and a lot of stuff everywhere.. like my classroom used to be. Well, look no further. Here […]

Stunning 2nd Grade Classroom Reveal that Will Make You Swoon

Hi Everyone! I am SO EXCITED to finally release photos from my classroom now that it is FINALLY finished! Please note that it took MANY hours to complete and many years to finally get my room to be in a state that I am absolutely in love with. Most of what you see item-wise (computers, […]