In my last post, I told the story of my first classroom "trash to treasure experience" and what it resulted in, which were these ahhh-mazingly fun and functional (I might be just a tad biased) plastic storage cabinets: Now, I know you are going to find this hard to believe but these were old, dusty … Continue reading Classroom Trash to Treasure: DIY Decoupage Storage Cabinets
I set out to town today with a specific goal in mind: I need to make/force/learn to be the most organized teacher there is... Now, I know what you're thinking - there are teacher's out there (you can find some of them on their blogs - like The Clutter-Free Classroom) that are truly the EPITOME … Continue reading Trash to “Travel Treasure”: Teacher Edition
So if you've been following my recent posts, you know that I've made an executive decision to transform my new classroom into some sort of "Travel Haven". If you haven't, check out these two posts to catch yourself up 😉 My "Travel Themed Classroom" Adventure DIY: Name Decoupaged on Wooden Letters The inspiration for a … Continue reading I Hit the “Travel Theme” JACKPOT Today!
I just used an activity that I created this summer for the first time with a summer school intervention (reading strategies) class. I had such a great experience that it made me want to share it with other educators! The students were diggin' it and we're highly engaged the entire time. Discussion was meaningful and … Continue reading Flash FREEBIE: BACK TO SCHOOL Instagram “Task Card” Activity
So after taking a "decorative tour" on Pinterest decorative wooden letters seem to be all the rage right now. And if that's the case... I NEED them in my new classroom! Since I am on a mission to create a "Travel Themed Classroom" to accompany my "Reading Will Take YOU Places" anthem, I first created "READ" … Continue reading “Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Project #2: Name in Decorative Wooden Letters
I was teaching 8th grade English at a small country school for the past two years. During this time, I was overwhelmed by the "crosswalk" from the old California State Standards to the new Common Core State Standards and failed to give the "look" of my classroom the proper attention. Yes... I said it... "I … Continue reading My “Creating a Travel Themed Classroom” Adventure… Ready, Set, Go!
Yes, it's that time again... "Back to School" is just around the corner! As a high school teacher, this has always been an exciting time for me! I love getting my classroom and teaching resources shined up and ready to welcome another class of students! With that being said, I've spent a lot of time … Continue reading All New Back to School Activities for Middle and High School Students