Silent reading....making it work! - Southern Fried Teachin'
Some of my students struggle with reading. Looking around the room, looking at the back cover, looking at the front cover, looking around the room again, etc….sound familiar to any of your students?So we decided to create mini anchor charts on what reading looks like and what it doesn’t look like. They did great with […]
Tips for a First Year Kindergarten Teacher
Tips for a first year kindergarten teacher - for newbies and teachers new to kindergarten. Let's break it down and keep it simple. You can do this!
Every Single Student Paints One Rock For The Coolest Elementary Art Project, Ever
Students paint rocks inspired by popular children's book to create a colorful landscape design,
DIY Treasure Chest for Toddlers - I Can Teach My Child!
This DIY Treasure Chest for Toddlers is made using recycled household materials! And the pieces are large enough they don't pose a choking hazard!
Cookie Sheet Bundle for Sight Words, Blends/Digraphs and Word Families! - Make Take & Teach
The Cookie Sheet Activities have certainly been popular with my kindergarten and first grade teacher friends. They are so versatile- they can be used within small group instruction or as independent literacy center activities. It’s always so important to incorporate hands-on learning especially for our young and struggling readers and these activities do the trick. […]
Lilly & Sarah on Instagram: “The highlight of my week was doing a formal lesson on The Power of Yet!🤗 Hearing my kids now add the word 'yet' to the end of so many of…”
819 Likes, 61 Comments - Lilly & Sarah (@ourelementarydaze) on Instagram: “The highlight of my week was doing a formal lesson on The Power of Yet!🤗 Hearing my kids now add…”
Classroom Brain Break
Stand Up Sit Down is used as a fun, quick brain break that gets students out of their seats for a few minutes. Your students will be able to come back from the brain break refocused and ready to learn! Stand Up Sit Down will allow your students to have a break from academics, without taking away man...
Social Story Blurting Out In The Classroom
Blurting Out is a FREE social story to help students learn to listen to others while they are speaking and why it is important to follow the classroom rules. Social Stories are a great way to promote positive behaviors in the classroom. Social Stories are a visual guide to describe interactions,...
How I Decorated My classroom for 25 bucks. AGAIN!
A few years back I shared this post . I bought lots of tissue paper and scrapbook paper and went to work with what I had on hand. I've moved...
Free Social Story Creator App at Touch Autism. Create visual stories and schedules with your own pictures, words, and narration. #touchautism #autismapps #socialstory
Top Ten Teacher Must-Haves from Michaels
Michaels has an endless amount of things that teachers can use to stay organized - check out my top ten list with examples of how to use them in your room!
Classroom Tour with lots of FREEBIES! - Smitten with First
As you may have read in my last post, it was time for some MAJOR change in my classroom decor this year! Here’s a little peek into my farmhouse chic inspired classroom. Over the summer I came across the most adorable shiplap inspired wood bulletin board paper at our local teacher store, and knew I had …
Desk Behavior Card - $1.00 : File Folder Games at File Folder Heaven - Printable, hands-on fun!
File Folder Games at File Folder Heaven - Printable, hands-on fun! Desk Behavior Card - This printable behavior support is a visual for students with Autism and other visual learners. This behavior reminder card is ideal for students who have difficulty with appropriate behavior while at their desks. This reminder card, visually reminds students "When I'm at my desk, I am quiet, working, and sitting.For more hands-on
50 AMAZING Teacher Hacks
The following ideas were gathered in an effort to save your sanity in the classroom and help you find more efficient and creative ways of doing things! We’ve gathered together 50 AMAZING ideas that will give you some inspiration for organization & storage, classroom management, and tips/tricks to help you manage #allthethings. Best of all, …
Special Education Assessments
Let me set the stage for you, it’s high stakes testing time. You have four evaluation conferences coming up, yet you have NO time to work because, well, testing. You get an email from your secretary. New kid. Has IEP. No records from previous school. UGH! How will you ever assess your students who are in the evaluation process? How will you write a good IEP for your new student? This sounds like hours of work. Fear not. I have a few assessments to make it so that you can whip out those IEPs…