I thought I would throw some spring your way in the form of Buggy Fun with Fractions! I have two bug themed fraction games I wanted to share with you. Hopefully you will print them out and use then in small groups or a center for some extra practice and review of fractions. My first […]
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Organized Classroom has had some great guest blog posts over the years and this one all about guided reading resources organization is another great example! Keep reading to find out how she gets all her items pulled together – and make sure to pick up the free Guided Reading Resource Organization Pack I whipped up […]
Setting up a leprechaun trap in your classroom can incorporate science (think simple machines), social studies (the history of the legend of the lucky leprechaun), and literature in your lesson plans. The best part is that they can be as complex or as easy to put together as you like. It is usually a rarity […]
Deltoids + biceps = raising your hand to get your teacher’s attention. Deltoids + biceps + more than 20 seconds = muscle fatigue. Muscle fatigue in primary kiddos leads to either: a) student(s) calling for you to come see them from across the room -or- b) student(s) following you around the room tapping or tugging […]
I always find this time of year a little stressful as I try to accomplish all that I want with my current class at the same time my brain is racing with ideas to try for next year. Part of this process for me is to reflect on my current classroom set up and classroom […]
I am so happy to be here on Charity’s blog sharing one of my favorite item to use in my classroom: Binder Rings. I know, they are not new or high tech but I am loving them this year and wonder why it took me so long to start using them. Here is how I […]
In my classroom I try to “Make it Real!” So…..lets get started! How many times during the day do you have to remind your little kiddos to write their name on their paper? After spending 5 years in a 6th grade classroom and now starting my 5th year in a Kindergarten classroom, I realize […]
Back in November I posted here about using a garment rack for a chart stand. If you’re struggling with your chart stand being too small for the actual pocket chart, be sure to check out my easy and inexpensive solution here. Today, I have something even cooler to share: a double-decker DIY pocket chart stand! Two […]
First of all, I just want to give a big thanks to Charity for allowing me the opportunity to be a guest blogger and to have the chance to share my ideas with a larger audience. ¡Muchas gracias, OC Blog! Now, let’s get to those cute, little guys! Although I’m a fourth grade teacher, I […]
Today I want to share my tips for organizing your classroom library. After years of trying to keep the library organized and manageable, I finally found a system that worked for me and my students! I tried organizing my books by genre and letters and themes. That worked great for me, but did not […]
Today, we have a guest blog post from Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6 where she explains a handy little tool she uses for comprehension reading strategies and even provides a freebie for you as well! Make sure to stop by her blog to say hello! Reading comprehension is such an important skill for our […]
I admit it! I am cheap. I love to buy things for my classroom but hate spending money. That’s why the Dollar Tree is my favorite place ever! Today I want to share some of my favorite and CHEAP classroom storage solutions! Clipboards are a fabulous tool for the classroom but storing them can […]
As always, I’m so happy to pop in here at the awesome OC Blog. Today I have something short and sweet to share with you. While I was conducting some classroom walkthroughs this week, a very cool visual caught my eye. I have to admit it feels kind of original that I found this myself […]
Excellent writing skills in our modern world are important. Writing has been important since humans have evolved from the oral tradition of passing stories or information down from one generation to another. Since then, writing has been one of the most important ways we communicate with other humans. We write to communicate In today’s world, […]
Developing good writers is a process that is on a continuum. This is not something a first grader can grasp and automatically know how to do, and the process is not taught ever again within the next 11 years of school. Teaching the writing process is something that is taught every year a student is […]
O, my stars… Is it May or June? Do most of us only have a few weeks left of school? I believe that is right. The End of The Year is in clear sight. I hope you had a wonderful school year and are looking forward to celebrating all the learning that went on this […]
By now, many of you are probably familiar with QR Codes. They’re everywhere. EVERYWHERE. QR Codes, Quick Response Codes, are simply bar codes within which you can embed media, links, text, songs, videos, and more. Using a QR Scanner (there are hundreds of these apps available on both Android and iOS platforms), one can scan […]
I’m back with another cheap and easy idea for another one of those pesky classroom problems! I love using dice in my classroom! We play dice games, we have dice centers and math tubs! They are cheap and fun tools. But they are so NOISY! That noise is one of things that […]
Similes are a fun lesson when teaching about different types of figurative language. I love teaching about similes with third grade. They are old enough to understand the abstract thought and can appreciate the humor in the double meanings. An epic way to describe a funny situation when taken literally, there are many examples of […]
This is Mrs. Harris and I’m so excited to be back at the Organized Classroom with Charity. I find whiteboards to be a budget-friendly and versatile tool in my classroom. I often use whiteboards daily. Each day I like to utilize whiteboards for a different reason to keep things fresh. When I ask a question […]