• Book Reviews,  Professional Development

    A Review & Next Steps: The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook, Grades 3-6

    This summer I read The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook Grades 3-6* by Jennifer Serravallo, author of The Reading Strategies Book*, for a professional development class on COPilot.com. If you’re a K-2 teacher, there’s a companion playbook* that is the same exact book, but with content directly related to K-2 teachers versus 3-6. Let me tell you right off the bat, if you struggle with figuring out what to do with all your student data and paperwork, read this book. One of the things that I have always struggled with as a teacher is figuring out what to do with all the…

  • Freebies,  Reading

    Wonders 3rd Grade Units Overview | FREEBIE

    My district uses McGraw-Hill Wonders reading program and as a school we are inching towards full implementation of all of the components. Last year we started with requiring the Wall Cards to be posted, the Reader-Writer Workshop text used on…

  • Teacher

    Fun in the Summer Teacher Tag

    I love participating in fun tags on YouTube. It’s a great way to reach out and participate in a group and hopefully make some new friends! Which is my hope, anyway. 🙂 Mariely at Pencils and Magic Wands created the…

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    Planners

    My 2019-2020 Teacher Happy Planner Set Up

    If there’s one thing I get super excited about during the summer, it’s setting up planners that start in July. I am slightly planner obsessed… Just slightly. Hold on as I hide my mountain of washi tape, endless supply of…