I hear from teachers often that they are spending over an hour planning each week. Does that sound like you? Well, it just doesn't have to be that way! I am never spending over an hour planning, many times much less! So, let's get down to 10 easy and actionable tips! Tip #1: BATCH This time is ESSENTIAL. If you are not batching your planning, you are doing it wrong. It is that simple. Now, what does that mean? It means you are planning all the same content for a certain period of ... Read More about 10 Tips for Easy Lesson Planning
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Camping in the Classroom for Upper Elementary!
Every year I LOVE doing a themed camping week! Camping in the classroom is such a great way to get kids engaged and enjoy learning, but also can make for great rigorous learning! My kids love getting to experience life as a camping expert! Camping in the Classroom Decor First I start with decorating the classroom! I do not mention camping week to my kiddos at all until they walk into the room! They get so excited to see everything all decorated. Do you need to decorate? No! The activities are ... Read More about Camping in the Classroom for Upper Elementary!
Classroom Reveal 2017-2018
I am going to give you a quick look around my new room! Throughout the room there will be many freebies, products, and affiliate links for things I use in my classroom! Feel free to recreate any of the ideas!I put my desk up against the wall in my teaching area! I always add a banner with my name (my banner is located here). I also have a weird bulletin board behind my desk, so I used my circuit to cut out "Love for Mrs. Wilde", this is where I will place all my letters and pictures from ... Read More about Classroom Reveal 2017-2018
Black & Brights Classroom Reveal
This year, I am changing so much in my classroom! I moved from desks to flexible seating and I moved around so many things! I am so excited to see how this year goes!The view as you walk into the room. The lighting in my classroom isn't the best! But, I am happy for the bright colors with the black accent! I have four tables that are "home seats" for my students. Each day when they start school, they start in their home seat! Then, we move through flexible seating throughout the day. In their ... Read More about Black & Brights Classroom Reveal
Making Test Prep Fun with an Olympic Competition
State testing is coming up for us this year. In upper elementary, I know kiddos need test prep, it is the way of the land. There is no getting around it! So, I tried to come up with a way that would get them focused, engaged, and excited about test prep and that was when the Test Prep Olympics was created! The test prep olympics was created for my entire third grade team at my school. You could do this for just your classroom or even the whole school! The more competitors the ... Read More about Making Test Prep Fun with an Olympic Competition
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