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  • Classroom Fabric Bulletin Board Tutorial

    Simple Fabric Bulletin Board Tutorial

    Truth be told, I’m not much of a bulletin board person. I don’t find any joy whatsoever in putting them up, and I’d honestly keep the same boards up for 10 years if I could! My first few years teaching, I resisted the fabric bulletin board movement for because I really didn’t want to spend […]

  • My advice for a first year 5th grade teacher. Get helpful tips from an experienced 5th grade teacher!

    My Advice for a First Year 5th Grade Teacher

    It’s hard to believe that my first year teaching 5th grade was ten years ago. My sister, who just graduated from college, called me this week to let me know she had received a job offer – to teach 5th grade. I couldn’t be happier for her. Fifth grade was my absolute favorite grade to […]

  • How to Be Successful at Teaching Writing With 1:1 Devices

    Teaching writing with 1:1 devices doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it’s a great way to have examples and directions right at your students’ fingertips! The first year that our 1:1 iPads were released, I taught primarily reading and writing. I love technology, but I was more than a little concerned about my students’ […]

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