Click Before You Pin

Pinterest is a great way to get inspired, share your own ideas and organize ideas by photos. However, you need to be careful about pinning things to your boards without clicking through to see if the pin is spam…

Bell Work Freebies

I feature freebies that fit the Middle School readership of this blog. This week I am featuring products along the theme of bell work.  Bell work is a great classroom management tool because it gets your students focused and on…

Making Silent Reading (DEAR) Meaningful

It is important that when we give students silent reading time that it is meaningful and purposeful. We try, in my classroom, to silent read daily for 15-20 minutes depending on our schedule, and what our “must dos” are…

How I Organize My Classroom

My focus this week in my classroom was organization, de-cluttering and finishing up units so we start new after March Break.  My progress was captured in the photos below. Many of my anchor charts were looking very tired as…

Bump It Up Boards

I have been hard at work creating a Bump It Up board to support the 4 R’s – Retell, Relate, Reflect, Review. I use the 4 R’s reading response method frequently in my classroom, and it is featured on…

Are you “cursed” by Math?

To look inside this picture book go to this website and click look inside: Amazon.ca I read a lot of blogs via email. I love to see what other teachers are up to. The most common math concept that has…