We know that reading aloud in the classroom is more than just picking up a book. There’s a lot that goes into a read aloud in order to make it a memorable experience for students. And there are so many experts in the field that share their expertise. Here are some of my favorite read aloud PD … [Read more...] about Read Aloud PD Books
How to Pick a Read Aloud Book
So you are ready to start reading aloud to your students...but what book do you choose?? Finding a good read-aloud book can be daunting. There are so many good ones to choose! So, I have 5 tips for how to pick a read-aloud book for your classroom. Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know … [Read more...] about How to Pick a Read Aloud Book
Planning a Read-Aloud
Do you want to be able to read more books aloud to your students? Is your read-aloud the first thing to get bumped on a busy day? This was me too! Until I started intentionally planning a read-aloud in my classroom. Here are some things that worked for me and how I think they can help you … [Read more...] about Planning a Read-Aloud
Picking a Planner
I should start out by saying that I LOVE planning. Yes, there are challenging parts to the process, but thinking about what I need to teach and how my students will learn best, really gets the gears in my mind moving. Watch my Facebook Live on this topic here: Let's start with the basics. … [Read more...] about Picking a Planner
You Have a Student Teacher…Now What?
You volunteered to have a student teacher in your classroom this year or maybe you were assigned one without warning. Regardless, having a student teacher is a great responsibility and opportunity to help out a new generation of educators. Here are some tips to get you started! 1. Space One of … [Read more...] about You Have a Student Teacher…Now What?
My 5th Grade Schedule
I am an organizer. I love routine. I love structure. Creating my schedule and writing plans for my students is definitely something that makes me happy! In fifth grade, we departmentalize, which sometimes makes this a challenge, though. I try to go with the flow! Here is a basic outline of our … [Read more...] about My 5th Grade Schedule