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Ryan G Power Struggle

This year I am team teaching! Whew… if you’ve ever gone from self-contained to team teaching, then you know how much work it is in the beginning to simply figure out all those little things.. like where does there stuff go? And who sends emails? And what time do we switch? For the love of God what time are we switching today!? Read more

First Grade Classroom Tour 2015-2016

Adventures in Teaching Classroom Tour

Hello friends! I am so excited to be bringing you my first grade classroom tour today! :) I usually post a tour before school even starts, but this year I decided to wait until we were a few weeks in. I’m really glad I did b/c a real classroom has students in it every day- and this is how my room currently looks!

When I started getting my pictures ready to post, I started to stress out a little because my pictures aren’t the best. I took them in a rush on Friday before leaving, I took them with my camera phone, and my room has no natural lighting. However, I’m posting them anyway because I figure that everyone who reads this is a real teacher anyway and you most likely would face the same issues if you were taking pics of your room! So, my perfectionist tendencies are just going to have to get over it! :)

I’m not going to explain a whole lot about my classroom tour because I know you just want the pictures anyway… I usually do! :) Let me know if you have questions!

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How I Manage Data in the Classroom

First Grade Classroom: Data Binder
Attempting to manage data in the classroom can be extremely stressful. I’ve been frustrated quite a few times when trying to keep everything straight. It’s hard to climb the mountain of paperwork that comes with being a teacher and it’s even more difficult to organize it! That is why I have created a “Data Snapshot” binder to house all my important info.

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Organizing A Classroom Library

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I’m here to give you a quick peek at how I organize my classroom library. I have all of my books labeled with a sticker that corresponds to what basket it goes in. Some of them are sorted by the genre of the book and some are sorted by favorite authors. I don’t have my books sorted by level because my students choose these books as interest books. They have other (leveled) books in their book boxes that come from our school’s book room.

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Small Group Lesson Plans Organization & Management

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I am here to tell you about how I manage my small group lesson plans. I don’t know about you, but the less notebooks/binders/lesson plans I have to keep up with throughout the day, the better. I also don’t use a typical lesson plan book. I bought a notebook from Target that had about 90 pages in it and I glued in a lesson plan template every week. That being said, I had extra room in my lesson plan book for my small group lesson plans. Read more

Back to School Paperwork Resource: Meet the Teacher Pack

First Grade Classroom: Back to School Paperwork
When the back to school paperwork crazy time hits, I make sure that I am READY for my school’s sneak a peek night. I do what I can to get the back to school paperwork mountain tamed before school starts. I don’t want to start off sending paperwork home every single night.

That’s why I created my Meet the Teacher Pack. This resource has been an integral part of my back to school paperwork routine for 3 years. Read more