Daily 5 checking in

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Reading, Writing.

Mrs. Beattie’s Classroom shares an organizational strategy to ensure students are independently working on all Daily 5 activities. After many attempts at different management tricks, I’ve finally found the perfect way to manage student check-ins for my Daily 5 program! I have been using a Daily 5 organization during my literacy block, but struggled all year… Read more »

Aw, Nuts! sweepstakes winners + freebie for all

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K, Reading, Shopkeepers, Sweepstakes.

Thanks to everyone who entered our sweepstakes to win a signed copy of Aw, Nuts! from Teacher’s Notebook shopkeeper, Rob McClurkan. Our winners are: Michelle C. – Connecticut Christine T. – Wisconsin Gail L. – Arizona Elisha M. – New York Ashley K. – Missouri Winners will be contacted via email and should receive the signed… Read more »

Modeling classroom rules

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

We have heard time and time again that establishing routines, expectations and rules at the start of the school year is one of the best ways to encourage good behavior in class throughout the year. Today we share tips from two of our shopkeepers on how to create, communicate and enforce classroom expectations throughout the year…. Read more »

Establishing a community of learners to facilitate classroom management

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Mrs. A. Colwell’s Creations was recently asked by an education college student about what she does in her classroom for classroom management. Below is her response. I believe the very best thing you can start off doing is creating an environment or a community of mutual respect. I’ve even seen classrooms where respect is their… Read more »

Procedures are the most important thing we can teach our students

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Fun and Fancy Free in First Grade shares why procedures are the most important thing you can teach students to help them be self-reliant problem solvers. Ultimately we want our students to be self-reliant problem solvers, and yet so many of us don’t take the time to build the foundation (procedural knowledge) of support needed to achieve… Read more »

Enter to win Aw, Nuts!

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Kindergarten, News, Pre-K, Reading, Shopkeepers, Sweepstakes.

We love to see our shopkeepers succeed! One of our shopkeepers, Hoot and Crow, is publishing his first book Aw, Nuts! Squirrel sets off on a chase after the perfect acorn in debut author-illustrator Rob McClurkan’s picture book Aw, Nuts! With bold, graphic art, Squirrel will have young readers laughing out loud on every page,… Read more »