So many of our authors were sharing their passion and expertise at @nationalfetc last week!! Check these smiling and happy faces out. Who do you recognize?? #Repost @tntmackenzie with @get_repost ・・・ A FANTASTIC time in FLORIDA at FETC absolutely FILLED my bucket!! The power from our network, the support from friends, and the challenge of our calling all surface at events like this. As I trade in warm weather and shorts for blizzards and parkas, I have nothing but love for this community of educators. Thanks y’all!! ... #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #teachers #teacherstyle #teacherstuff #teach #teacherlife #teacherfriends #teachertribe
Today was not an officially day at school, however I got to go in for a new teachers mini conference. I was given a lot of information, however I feel like having completed a placement at this school before, I will get my head around it quickly! - - - - - #teacheraustralia #teacheraussietribe #teachersofinstagram #teacheraustraliafollowloop #teacherau #teachandlearn #aussiesofinstagram #education #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #graduateteacher #preserviceteacher #teacherhonesty #teacher #teacherlife #teachersofig #prepteacher #2020 #graduateteacher
Shifting focus to reading engagement and reading to learn ...ditching counting up of page numbers because who counts pages as they read? #iteachfifth #iteach5th #iteach4th #teach #iteachthird #teachersfollowteachers #teachergram #teachersofinsta #iteachtoo #iteachreading #iteachwriting #teachersofig #iteachupperelementary #iteachela #literacy
Smiling through a Tuesday like I’m not super tired, stressed, and very overwhelmed. January, you’re kicking my butt and we still have another week and a half to go. Time to put on our big people pants and Get. 👏🏻 Work. 👏🏻 Done. 👏🏻 And also probably try and possibly post something teaching related here maybe once in and while... how’s your January going??
Day 96: The struggle is real!! Subtracting three digit numbers with regrouping.... we’re almost finished with the chapter but some days...it’s a struggle! This book is a great reminder that we use math everyday, and sometimes we’re doing math when we don’t even think we’re doing it! #bookofthedaychallenge #bookoftheday 📖 #bookaday #iteach2nd #iteachtoo #iteachsecond #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram
THIS 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 I can’t believe it’s almost that time🤯 . This is is yours (and my ) reminder to do you! Sometimes as teachers we get so carried away with making everything perfect for our students, that we forget to take a step back and see the whole picture - whatever that may be for you 🙇🏻♀️ . I’m going to be printing this 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 and pinning it near my desk. Let’s embrace our colleagues this year and work as a team! 💕Thanks for the inspiration @aussieteacherlife
Alrighty it's COMPETITION Time! Can you guess what H stands for in my Maths Alphabet Posters? Comment below. The first correct winner will receive a FREE pack of my posters. Time starts now! #iteachtoo #iteachmath #iteachmaths #downunderteachers #aussieteachersdownunder #aussieteachersofinstagram #melbourneteachers #classroomposters #classroomdecor #bts #backtoschool #classroomdecor #melbourneteacher #iteachgrade3 #iteach4th #iteach5th #iteach3rd #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteachers #teachersofig #aussieteachers #aussiegrade3teachers #aussieteachersofinstagram #teachersofigau #teachersofig #teachers #teacher #mathposters #classroomdisplay
Do you do anything fun in your class to get ready for the super bowl 🏈? . It’s the perfect time to add some reinforcements for the students! . Let me know if you want the link to some fun football activities! #superbowlschoolfest
Over my break I’ve been a busy little bee organising myself for prac this year - and I’ve decided to share something I made! I’ve set up a TPT account where I’ll be sharing all my future resources I think you guys will like, and I’ve uploaded my first two items! My Assessment Tracker I was working on has been uploaded, the The link is in my bio for those of you that saw a sneak peak on my story and are interested in purchasing 😇 There’s also a mini-version up for FREE with the planner and checklists only, which isn’t editable. Good if you just want to trial the full version! Let me know what you think 💁🏼♀️
THIS IS 🍌🍌🍌🍌 #Repost @themerrillsedu with @get_repost ・・・ L👀k what just 🍿POPPED🍿 up on our February calendar! 🗓 🎥 . @Flipgrid features are BACK! 💚 . Join us, Feb. 11th at 7pm CST as we share tips and tricks for making learning interACTIVE! . Register w/ link in bio! . . . #InterACTIVEclass #FlipgridFever #BETT #BETT20 #iteachkindergarten #iteachkinder #iteachk #iteachfirst #iteachsecond #iteachthird #iteachfourth #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #teachersofig #iteachtoo #K2CanToo #TeacherLife #Teacherlife 🍎 #TeachersFollowTeachers
How insane is the view outside my classroom?! 😍 I think I have the best front yard in the school! 😁
Not a book, but a wonderful movie! We watched this movie in chunks and every year the students love it! They loved it so much, they asked to rewatch it for a lunchtime showing without me stopping and discussing everything! If time permits, share this with your students, but please stop and discuss! There are sensitive issues, and they need to be discussed and explained. It took us about a week to finish because we watched it when time permitted. After we watched this, we started our Martin Luther King Jr. biographies, and they’re going very well!!! They’ve learned so much and have so much to say!! One student called it the best week of learning ever!! #iteach2nd #iteachtoo #iteachsecond #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram
IT IS FINISHED! 🥳 The HUGE makeover of my classroom is COMPLETE! ⭐️ The space has been completely transformed and feels so inviting and exciting! 🌈 I cannot wait to see the sweet little faces when they walk in next week! 😍🤗
Love what my student did in their notebook! Ready to take notes for dual credit chemistry!
Os dejo por aquí dos de mis recursos favoritos de @flyingtigeres ❄️ Los dados están muy de moda y son geniales para practicar escritura creativa. ❄️ Pero os quiero hablar especialmente del ahorcado. Todos sabemos jugar al ahorcado, ¿verdad? Pero es mucho más divertido cuando puedes ir montando una figurita de verdad y no solo dibujando palitos al monigote 😂. ❄️ Pudimos practicar un montón de #vocabularywords y #spelling de forma divertida. ¡Al alumnado le encantaba usar este recurso! ❄️ ⚠️ Hay que tener cuidado porque las piezas son pequeñas y se pierden fácilmente. A mi esqueleto le falta medio brazo... 😩 ❄️ El otro día alguien subió una foto de este ahorcado de Tiger y preguntó quién más lo usaba. Fui a contestar, pero no sé qué pasó que me despisté y al final perdí la publicación. ¡No recuerdo quién fue! Si estás ahí, hazme una señal 😜. 💜❄️ • • • #tiger #tigerteachers #claustrodeig #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #recursoseducativos #educacionprimaria #educaciónprimaria #otraeducacionesposible #otraeducaciónesposible #esl #englishteacher #englishteachers #englishteaching #iteachenglish #iteachvocabulary #iteachspelling #iteachfifth #iteachsixth #ppvv
Day 95: I love this book! Belle was the last mule at Gee’s Bend. People loved Belle and she lived a happy life and could eat all the collard greens she wanted! What makes Belle so special? In 1965 Martin Luther King Jr. came to visit Gee’s Bend to speak. He said, “I come over here to Gee’s Bend to tell you, you are somebody!” He encouraged the citizens to register to vote. In order to do so, they had to take a ferry to the next town. On Election Day, the ferries we’re closed to keep the people from Gee’s Bend from voting. The people of Gee’s Bend loaded their wagons and mules to make their way around the river to vote. It took half a day to get there and a half day to get back home. While this is a wonderful story, Belle’s story doesn’t end there. In 1968 when MLK was assassinated, the people of Gee’s Bend were called to provide mules to pull Dr. King’s coffin through the streets of Atlanta during the funeral parade. They could’ve had fancy draft horses, but it was Dr. King’s wish to have the mules pull because they took their time, worked hard, and never backed down. Mules might not be pretty, but they are somebody! The people of Gee’s Bend were so honored to provide their mules. This story sparked so many good conversations last week! #bookofthedaychallenge #bookoftheday 📖 #bookaday #iteach2nd #iteachtoo #iteachsecond #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram
• January 21st • They say it takes 21 days to form a habit! Who has stuck to their New Year’s resolution? 🙋🏼♀️
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Hellllo 💕 I’ve been hella quiet on here for a good six weeks but I’m back and ready for a new school year 💁🏼♀️ can’t share quiet yet what stage I’m teaching for 2020 but I’m super excited! NSW is back next week but our kiddies don’t return til next Thursday so plenty of planning and prepping time still to come! Looking forward to sharing there’s some interesting changes coming for my space 😆
REPOST!! From @mrsdavidsonsresources 📌❤️ 🌟MUST HAVE MONDAY🌟 These games are fun, hands-on activities that engage students as they practice one digit by two digit multiplication. These games could easily be used in small group instruction, as a supplement to your math curriculum, as a fast finisher activity, or to differentiate your instruction. No matter how you use it, your students are sure to have fun! There are three levels of games for differentiation: •game 1: one digit by two digit multiplication without regrouping •game 2: one digit by two digit multiplication with regrouping •game 3: one digit by two digit multiplication with and without regrouping ✅GET IT IN THE CLICKABLE LINK IN MY BIO! #tpt #teacherspayteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #iteachfirst #iteachtoo #mrsdavidsonsresources #teachersfollowteachers #teachersoninstagram #teacherlife #teachercreated #igteachers #teacherfriends #iteach1st #teachersoftpt #alwaysateacher #educator #earlyed #schoolteacher #elementaryteachers
Today was super fun as I supported this group in developing curriculum through an inquiry lens! In collaboration with Open School BC (Ministry of Education ) and the Asia Pacific Foundation these amazing educators have come together to design, develop, and implement some pretty neat ideas for their students. Their combined expertise and experience was INSPIRING!! They’ll continue this powerful work over the course of the coming months. Looking forward to seeing where they take it! For those in the photo, thank you for hosting me and for your commitment to inquiry! ... #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #teachers #teacherstyle #teacherstuff #teach #teacherlife #teacherfriends #teachertribe
BOOK BATTLE 🥊 It’s LIVE✨ in my TeachersPayTeachers store. Link in my bio AND stories. I couldn’t be more chuffed!! This is the EXACT product I would download as a teacher and I had the pleasure of creating it. This is a golden year moment, folks!! Tears are brimming in my eyes and my smile is bigger than my face. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your messages. I hope this makes you ALL proud! NOTE TO SELF: Find image of HUGE red boxing gloves and add pack for awesome display purposes. . . . . . . . #ourcreativeclassroom #teachersofig #teachertribe #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofthegram #aussieteachersofinstagram #aussieteachertribe #teacherlife #teachertalk #teachersdownunder #teachersofaustralia #teachingideas #teacherinspiration #preserviceteachersofinstagram
Sorting tasks don’t have to be boring. These monthly binder tasks make basic skills task fun, seasonal and build independence at the same time! Link in bio.
"Step by step...day by day" PLEASE tell me you know what show that is from 🤣 I love these differentiated drawing worksheets. Teach kiddos to draw seasonal things step by step! 5 levels make drawing a breeze in the classroom!
Social stories are a simple way to introduce the meaning behind common school holidays. MLK day is no exception, teaching this holiday is a must! I have a bunch of ideas, activities and freebies on the blog to help you plan this holiday celebration in the classroom!
Sensory play has SERIOUSLY been the best thing at our house over here. It kills SO much time and Tucker is so engaged. Believe it or not, he's getting better at keeping things IN THE BIN too! I have a bunch of winter sensory activities that can work at home and in the classroom on the blog. Link in bio for ideas!
Number skills also include number words! In all of my binder sets I include some pages to work on identifying, matching and sequencing number words too!
I can’t wait for Tucker to mix all these pretty colors together....NOT! 😭 Homemade play doh has been a huge HIT lately in our house. I made a fresh batch of the rainbow today! It kills so much time and it encourages creative play! It’s a win win for everyone!
Celebrate the new year with some fun and hands on file folder activities!
Easily differentiate drawing lessons with these no prep worksheets! This months set comes with 8 winter themes! Link in bio.
Snowman puzzles are a fun way to build independence this winter in the classroom!
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✏️ Double-tap if you ❤️ Ticonderoga pencils! Just bought a 96 pack for $9.96 on Amazon! I have a huge bucket of off brand pencils at school that break too easily or tear up my sharpener. 🤦♀️ Nothing compares to a Ticonderoga! 😍😍😍 (Affiliate link in bio to purchase ) #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachersofinsta #teachergram #iteachtoo #iteach #iteachk #iteachfirst #iteachsecond #iteachthird #iteachfourth #iteachfifth #targetteachers
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There are days when my attitude is just not right. This morning started that way. After a terrible night’s sleep, stress about a ton of errands this week, anxiety that gives me weird heart flutters, and alarm clock grumpiness, I rolled into school on the struggle bus. Here are some things I did to force myself out of that funk: • Talked about my weekend with colleagues before the kids came • Played in the blocks center with a student and built rockets to take animals to space • Kept forgetting the words to our morning meeting song and had the kids rolling laughing at me • Did the “Slow Motion Machine” on GoNoodle with my kids • Kept the pace quick during my lessons, didn’t drill in too deep today • Pulled small groups without distraction with my “do not disturb” lamp • Adjusted and taught off the cuff when things weren’t going exactly as planned • Enjoyed rest time by talking with a few kids rather than checking my phone • Used our new standing break rule during lessons and let them have as many breaks as they needed • Gave myself GRACE Today was a great day, but it didn’t start that way. I made conscious choices to turn my attitude around and it benefited both me and my students. What are some things you do to get out of a funk at school?
WELCOME TO 3T 2020 // New year, new classroom, same grade! Lets do this! 🌈🌈🌈
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The Pristine Pixie was born when I saw this door in the Target dollar spot. We never know when the pixie will arrive but when she does, she checks for tidy book boxes or pencil boxes or cubbies (or all three ). We can tell there has been a visit because class cash is tucked in those places listed above. It’s a big hit and fifth graders are NOT too old for a little magic.🌟
Do you love Story Stones and @janbrettauthor ? We do! We also love how @misssalvadorslittles used the free printable from Jan Brett’s website and large clear stone from @dollartree to make these perfect retelling Story Stones! Do you use stones for retelling? #literacycenter #kindergartenclassroom #teachersfollowteachers #teacherhacks #dollartreefinds #weteachtoo #teachersofig #makinglearningfun
WORD PROBLEMS 🤔 They can be super tricky for students to learn and I just love these mats for providing them with a structure to follow. It helps them to visualize the word problem and get used to the language used in a scaffolded way. AND, once they become great at solving them, they can ‘graduate’ from using the mats and just use the word problem cards. See the link in profile for more details 💗
"Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King, Jr. How do you honor the legacy of Dr. King in your classroom?