Distance Learning: Retelling Made Easy

Apr 30th 2020

As both an educator and a parent, I understand that distance learning can be difficult, especially when teaching reading.  Our multi-sensory retelling activity is engaging and requires no prep–it’s perfect for distance learning! Plus it’s FREE right now: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Retell-Strategy-Unit-Distance-Learning-1742591 What […]

The Ugly Truth About Halloween

Oct 15th 2018

Halloween is just around the corner and kids are focused on costumes, candy and creepy creatures–it’s enough to make you batty before Halloween even arrives! It’s tempting to use Halloween coloring pages and other fluffy activities to keep students calm […]

The Life-Changing Moment of My Teaching Career

Apr 5th 2015

Before Spring Break, I announced to the class that there would be a big surprise when they returned. Some guessed it would be different seats, others said new name tags, but I had a much grander revelation in store. After […]

Meet Sally the Sounding Out Snake

Feb 18th 2014

“SSSSSSSalutations! I’m Sally the Sounding Out Snake, Stretch each sound out and a new word you will make Put them back together in a blend And your reading will be on the mend.” It is so exciting when beginning readers […]