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

Animal Research Project in the Lower Grades

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Each year in the spring, the teachers on my team do an animal research project. It’s how we kick off our animal unit and the kids just go crazy for it! When we walk into the computer lab and I tell them that they get to get on Pebble Go and explore- they lose their minds!  Read more

Four Ways to Maximize Your Cell Phone In the Classroom

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The exponential growth of technology has made interactions a lot less personal. I often see friends sitting next to each other and simultaneously looking at their phones. Frequently my husband and I even spend time checking Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. I would say that in my personal life, my phone detracts from my relationships. However, below you will find 4 ways that your cell phone can actually help you in the classroom.

Managing Technology in the Classroom

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I’m here today to talk about how I use technology in my first grade classroom. Technology these days is such an integral part of teaching! But it can also be a hassle if our management isn’t efficient and easy for our students. Here is how I set up my technology and how the students can access our classroom equipment. We have 4 iPads and 3 iPod shuffles. I set the expectations early on and my students rose to the challenge! They know exactly how to gather and put back our materials. They can reach the charging cords and they know to plug the iPads in at the end of the day.

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