Have you ever planned the arrangement of your room digitally with a Digital Classroom Layout?
Guess what, friends?! I am here today to make your life EASIER!
Do you spend your first day of pre-planning moving your furniture around trying to figure out what setup is going to work for you? How about if you are a little ADD and get tired of looking at the same thing all year long?
Well… I am pretty much both of those people! But, I have decided that I need to work SMARTER, not harder.
Hello teachers! Who doesn’t love the look and feel of a freshly organized space? I’m sure most of us do, but that doesn’t make it easy to get it started! And I am terrible about organizing things but then NOT keeping up with it. My fellow teachers will frequently stop by my room and comment on the organization and systems I have in place. I’m by no means an expert, but I do know what works for me. So I’m here today with some organization tips and tricks to get you going for the new year!
Hey friends! I am linking up with Miss DeCarbo for another installment of Wordless Wednesday!
What are your go-to small group teaching tools tools?
I’m sure you’ve seen all the different memes on Facebook and Instagram about ways to be happier and ways to live a better life. I believe that teachers especially need to be sure we are happy with our lives and our jobs. I always tell my husband that if I don’t <3 LOVE <3 what I do anymore, I really shouldn’t do it. If there ever comes a day when I don’t WANT to go to work (more than just the usual Monday blues), that I don’t need to do it anymore. If there ever comes an August where I’m not excited to put my room back together and I’m not eager to meet my new students, I should just throw in the towel and hang up my whistle. I love my job and I’ll do what it takes to make sure it stays that way!!
Here are a few tips that I have for anyone who wants to change their attitude and outlook on teaching! :) Read more
As you can see from my Classroom Schedule post, we take a LOT of restroom breaks as a class. I don’t like for kiddos to be gone during instructional time and it really bothers me when they ask to go only because someone else did. The ideal situation would be to have a RR in our room, but that’s only for K at my school. So the next best thing is class RR breaks. I try to do them when we are already out of the classroom to save on time. To help make them not be a complete waste of time, I have a series of games I play with my students.