Children’s Books – Top Picks in April

Books – I cannot get enough of them. This is especially true when it comes to children’s books. A new series I am starting on the blog is Children’s Books Favorites. This month I have chosen five of my current read aloud favorites. Those Shoes By Maribeth Boelts – Illustrated by Noah Jones Those Shoes is the story of a boy who is like many other children. He wants the latest pair of shoes. Everyone…

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Spotless Succulent – Keeping Student Desks Tidy (FREE Printable)

We all know this struggle. It is big. It is bad. It is SO ugly. Student Desks! (yes, these are REAL pictures *cringe*) If you are anything like me you are constantly fighting the battle of encouraging your students to keep their desks neat. In a matter of days, it looks like students have collected every crayon scrap and pencil shaving they could find along with crumbled papers and food wrappers. This is one of…

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My Classroom Setup and Design

If you are a teacher, you know that a huge part of our time is spent in our classrooms. We all spend so much time decorating our homes to make it a warm and inviting place – why don’t we do the same for the room that we spend half of our time in? I have made it a goal of mine to transform my classroom each year into a place that I want to…

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