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 »

Find middle and high school students to volunteer in your classroom

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Do you know that middle and high school students usually need around 40 or more volunteer hours to apply for scholarships to college? My advice to you is to contact your local middle school or high school to receive a list of students they know are looking for volunteer opportunities. These students are typically eager… Read more »

Surviving back to school

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

In our final post for surviving back to school, we wanted to highlight two shops that have tons of great resources for starting the school year off right! Create Teach and Share has a lot of great classroom resources, including The Ultimate Teacher Survival Binder. This kit includes hundreds of pages to help get you organized… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Integrating technology with QR codes

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Writing.

Learn how Mrs. A. Colwell’s Creations has easily integrated technology into her first grade classroom across content areas. It’s engaging for the kids, and once the prep is done, the lessons, activities and projects go very smoothly! I’ve discovered what a valuable tool QR codes can be in the classroom, especially for ease of use for young… Read more »

Teacher/parent relationship building

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

We have already alluded to some tips for building strong relationships with your students’ parents. A common theme is to make the first outreach a positive and personal one. Today, more shops share their tips for getting parents on your side. Contacting parents for the first time and every time tip from Tales of a Third… Read more »