Category: Classroom Management

what do the other kids do during guided reading

What do the other kids do during Guided Reading?

The number one question that I get from teachers who want or need to incorporate guided reading into their classroom is what do the other kids do while I’m teaching a small group? This question is KEY to ensuring that you end up loving small group reading and continue to

Read More »
first day of grade 5 blog post

The Best First Day of Grade 5 Plans

Planning the first day of grade 5 can be a daunting task! Are you a brand new teacher, nervous about starting the school year on the right foot? Maybe you were trained in secondary or primary but you’ve been moved to grade 5? Or maybe you’re a super experienced teacher

Read More »

5 Fun Ways to Use Jamboard

Jamboard is one of my favourite digital tools. I love it’s simplicity AND the post it note feature.  Here are five ways that you can incorporate Jamboard into your virtual or in person classroom.  Birthday Messages Students can add post it notes to this Jamboard in order to wish the

Read More »

Maximizing Instructional Minutes

There are only so many minutes in a day. The key is making the most out of each and every second! Today I am going to give you 5 tips for maximizing your instructional time. Because at the end of the day, the more we maximize our time, the more

Read More »

Marble Jar – A simple classroom management idea!

Today I am going to share with you a super simple classroom management idea! My upper elementary students LOVE earning marbles. The class earns marbles anytime EVERYONE is: on task transitioning well demonstrating respectful behaviour persevering Essentially anytime that I want to give positive reinforcement for what the whole class

Read More »