Since starting kindergarten, we’ve had to keep track of The Tiny Human’s reading. His goal is 15 minutes of reading or more at least 16 times per month (as set by the school). We’ve been keeping track, but on the calendar grids sent home from school and now a simple lined list. Neither of these provide enough room for me to write the title of a book. Read More
Four simple ways to save more and spend less. You’ve probably heard them before, but these are the keys to unlocking financial stability. Read More!
Whether there are 40 students or 5 in a classroom, there are always differences in how kids learn and what they need in order to be successful. The longer you work with children, the more tools you’ll have in your toolbox and you might think you’ve got it all figured out, until the day that you don’t. Students’ needs vary widely and what works for one year’s class might not work for another; what has worked for the 150 students you’ve taught over the last 7 years might not work for the new student who arrived last week. To help you build your toolbox, here are 50 strategies for differentiation, adaptation, and support for early learners. Read More
I noticed during our first few weeks of school that there were some behaviors happening with the kiddos that were making our days more challenging. I’ve used Quiet Spray before and it worked wonders, but I wanted something smaller so I could make a few different versions and they wouldn’t take up a bunch of space. I was visiting my favorite teacher supply store (The Dollar Tree) and spotted some plastic salt and pepper shakers. I got two sets and got to work. Read More