Want some fresh materials and ideas for your 3rd grade reading block? Are you a new teacher and need to know where to start with Daily 5 rotations? It is challenging to incorporate meaningful material into the small group rotations... EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I moved to 3rd grade last year and it took me some time to work everything into my daily schedule, so I thought I'd share! The resources I am ... Read More about How to Plan Your 3rd Grade Reading Block
Have you considered going paperless? Or maybe you aren't quite ready to go 100% paperless, but would like to reduce your paper consumption and time spent at the copy machine... I have been working hard this summer on resources to help me reduce my time spent copying and maybe help me stay within the limits of paper that I am given at my school. I would love to share some of them with ... Read More about Ready, Set, Go Paperless Back To School!
Are you getting started with iPads in the classroom this school year? If so, you have a lot to think about from storage to safety! It can be overwhelming and frightening. But, the world that is opened up by digital classrooms is a great place to be so don't fret. I've got it all covered for you here in this blog post! This is the first blog post in a series that will focus on setting up your ... Read More about Getting Started with iPads in the Classroom
Are you ready to get started with Google Classroom? If you are going to be using technology in the classroom, AND you teach at a school using Google Apps for Education, you NEED to be using Google Classroom! You've got this! I have confidence in you! Here are some tips for setting up Google Classroom and using it to it's fullest potential. Go to Google Classroom. Set up your ... Read More about Getting Started with Google Classroom
Why Chapter Books? Y'all 3rd grade reading can be tough! 3rd graders know how to read for the most part, so this is the year they get tested on it... and it can make them hate to read! I have found that using chapter books for third grade reading groups and comprehension can help instill a love of reading that will last even though they are tested. This list of favorite chapter books for third ... Read More about Favorite Chapter Books for Third Grade