Classroom Expectations posters on a white board

Science of Reading and Literacy Centers Part 2

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you missed the first post on the Science of Reading, click here to catch up!  In today’s post we’ll look at some simple changes you can make in your classroom to teach small groups with a Science of Reading focus while simultaneously fostering independence in Continue reading

Science of Reading Word Work Activities

Science of Reading and Literacy Centers Part 1

Join me in a blog post series and learn how to effectively incorporate the science of reading into your literacy centers. After my first four years of teaching, our district cut back on Reading Recovery teachers who were assigned to specific school sites and switched over to literacy coaches. Then, The Common Core Standards were Continue reading

Celebrating Birthdays During Distance Learning

Universal Studios Backlot: VIP Tour The pandemic has definitely thrown a wrench in some of the things we planned to do in class this year.  I had to celebrate my very first student birthday virtually the other day and was not about to let the day pass by without planning something fun. During a typical Continue reading

Creating Digital Buttons for your (Virtual) Digital Classroom

    If you would have told me last July that we would be in the midst of a pandemic and students would need to shift over to distance learning, I probably would have laughed at you.     Sometimes things happen that force you to become a better version of yourself.  This is what Continue reading