Teaching

Interactive Read-Aloud Bulletin Board

I am a serious bookworm. I’ve always loved to read, and I can often be found curled up on the couch or in bed with a great book. These feelings have definitely crossed over and influenced my teaching, as I’m always striving to get my students excited and eager to read. I try to find…… Continue reading Interactive Read-Aloud Bulletin Board

Crafts

Easy Chunky Hand-Knitted Blanket

I’ve been MIA from posting for months, and it’s mainly because I’ve been so sick! Morning sickness has kicked my butt the past few months, but I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. It’s about time, as I’m just about halfway! If you missed the announcement, yes, we’re having a BABY GIRL in May!!!!…… Continue reading Easy Chunky Hand-Knitted Blanket

Teaching

Enhancing Instruction with ReadWorks

I have been experimenting with a new approach to my reading instruction and journals for the past couple of months. Our reading curriculum, while being great for introducing fun, simple fiction stories to my first graders, is seriously lacking in its use of nonfiction. I have realized in my three short years as a teacher…… Continue reading Enhancing Instruction with ReadWorks