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Savannah Groenveld

I am the AVID coordinator for the Clark Intermediate (grades 7-8), as well as an AVID elective teacher and an 8th grade English Language Arts/History teacher! Whew... that is a mouthful!

My goal, each and every day, is for all of my students to walk out of my classroom feeling GREAT about themselves! Don't get me wrong - I focus on rigorous lesson design and the expectations of my students are extremely high, but I attempt to build a personal relationship with each one of them right from the start!

I can’t even begin to express how much I miss my students and classroom (and all things school) due the Coronavirus. …

April 16, 2020

With almost a decade of teaching experience in middle and high school classrooms, I’ve spent a fair amount of time trying to …

April 16, 2020

Over the past years, I’ve increased my “classroom website” presence… and USE! My classroom is currently a 1:1 classroom, which means I …

November 12, 2018

If you haven’t heard… content-related task cards are “all the rage” in education right now, all the way from Kinder to …

November 12, 2018

I’ve spent a few days creating a handful of “Christmas” activities that I’m going to incorporate into my . curriculum as …

November 10, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

May 31, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

May 20, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

May 7, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

May 1, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

April 27, 2017

Since I’m not teaching my usual Dystopian Literature unit this year (in my 8th grade English Language Arts class), I thought I …

April 6, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

April 5, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

April 1, 2017

As teachers, we’re reminded every day that “testing season” is upon us – whether we want to be believe it, embrace it …

March 29, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

March 1, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

February 24, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

February 14, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

January 21, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama to San Francisco made a direct connection with that from Hong Kong, and it …

January 4, 2017

I am fortunate to have created many resources that have helped teachers much like myself in their classrooms. I’ve done this by …

August 2, 2016

The time has come….. IT’S TIME TO SAVE $$$ on my best-selling classroom resources! It’s the Back-to-School TPT sell – which is …

August 1, 2016

I am so excited that I am returning to middle school and have the opportunity to teach 8th grade English (and History!) …

July 27, 2016

This is my sixth year teaching English (at some grade level) and I have YET to successfully implement daily starters in my …

July 27, 2016

Last school year (15-16) was a whirlwind for me! Not only did I take over a high school AVID program as the …

July 27, 2016

I’m not going to let my “summer brain” stop me from being highly-motivated this week! “New Teacher” orientation kicks off tomorrow and …

August 12, 2014

When I walked into my classroom for the first time this year, the first thing I laid my eyes on were the …

August 12, 2014

It’s not my style to use this blog to PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE my educational products… but I thought some of you might …

August 4, 2014

Good morning guys! Seeing that it’s “summer vacation”, I should be able to say I’m overly rested and itching to tackle my …

July 28, 2014

Are you tired of beginning each school year with the same ol’ “Elements of Plot” lesson? The initial vocabulary and concepts …

July 27, 2014

When I opened my TPT store back in March of 2014, I spent a decent amount of time reading through all of the …

July 25, 2014

Today I finished yet another “project” in hopes of one day fulfilling my “vision” of a Travel themed classroom (with an …

July 25, 2014

I am now on Bloglovin.com! I’d love it if you’d follow me 🙂 Tell someone about this:EmailTweetLike this:Like Loading…

July 24, 2014

In my last post, I told the story of my first classroom “trash to treasure experience” and what it resulted in, which …

July 24, 2014

I set out to town today with a specific goal in mind: I need to make/force/learn to be the most organized teacher …

July 24, 2014

So if you’ve been following my recent posts, you know that I’ve made an executive decision to transform my new classroom into …

July 23, 2014
Back to School Instagram Activity

I just used an activity that I created this summer for the first time with a summer school intervention (reading strategies) class. …

July 22, 2014

So after taking a “decorative tour” on Pinterest decorative wooden letters seem to be all the rage right now. And if that’s the …

July 22, 2014

I was teaching 8th grade English at a small country school for the past two years. During this time, I was …

July 22, 2014

Yes, it’s that time again… “Back to School” is just around the corner! As a high school teacher, this has always been …

July 22, 2014
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