Category: Classroom

Tips and ideas for classroom set-up and management

  • Setting Up Your Small Group Reading Corner: 5 Must Haves!

    Setting Up Your Small Group Reading Corner: 5 Must Haves!

    If you’re wondering how to set up your small group reading corner and what tools you’ll need to get started, I’ve got you covered!  This is the first post in our Small-Group Reading series. Read part two, here, and part three, here. Kindergarten and first-grade teachers know the importance of minimizing waiting time for our…

  • 25+ Classroom Organization Tips For the New Year

    25+ Classroom Organization Tips For the New Year

    Get your classroom organized! This comprehensive list of tips will help you feel organized in the new year, from your lesson-planning to your classroom, and even to your to-do lists!

  • Setting Up and Organizing Your Classroom Library

    Setting Up and Organizing Your Classroom Library

    Does your classroom library need work? Do you avoid working on it because you’re not sure where to start? Organizing and setting up your classroom library can be daunting, but it is such an important part of your classroom that you can’t just put it aside. It doesn’t have to be hard or perfect! Here’s…

  • Anchor Charts: Why They Work and How to Use Them

    Anchor Charts: Why They Work and How to Use Them

    Do you love anchor charts as much as I do? Anchor charts may look pretty, but there are so many benefits to anchor charts besides just adding to your class decor! First of all, what IS an anchor chart? An anchor chart is a poster created to record and display important points about your lesson.…

  • 9 Tips for Motivating Reluctant Learners

    9 Tips for Motivating Reluctant Learners

    Johnny looooved math. He’d come every day to our math lesson with enthusiasm, ready to take on any numerical challenges I had for him. Then it would be reading time. Johnny’s face and demeanor immediately changed. He pretended to look for his reader’s notebook in his desk, then went to the bathroom for 10 minutes, followed…

  • End of Year Class Management: Engaged till the Last Day!

    End of Year Class Management: Engaged till the Last Day!

    Are your kids extra fidgety, tattly, or just not putting any effort into their work anymore? The energy of summer approaching can make end of year class management challenging at times. Some can’t wait for it, and some don’t want it to come. Well, I want to share what I do every year that can…