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The Best Tips for How to do Interactive Read Alouds

Interactive Read Alouds are my jam!  I have spent many, many hours reading about them, improving my own and creating resources to help you do them in your classroom.  One might say I'm an Interactive Read Aloud Specialist. ☺️  This year, if you have subscribed to my newsletter I have been sharing all of my tips for getting started with Read Alouds in your classroom.   Here I have compiled all of them into a quick and easy list for you.

The Ultimate Read Aloud Guide: A Freebie

You probably know that Interactive Read Alouds are my jam.  They are my favorite thing to do with my students.  I have worked so hard the last couple of months to create THE ULTIMATE READ ALOUD GUIDE just for you.  Keep reading to find out more.


How To Teach Phonics in the Primary Grades

Teaching phonics is probably one of my favorite things to teach.  In first grade especially, there is so much growth from the beginning of the year to the end.   I love watching my students' knowledge grow. They come into first grade barely knowing their letter sounds and short vowels and most of them leave knowing their long vowels. First graders learn so much in one year and that's why I love teaching first grade. Keep reading to see how I teach ANY phonics skill.

Creating a Bucket Filling Classroom

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?  Do you even know what I'm talking about?  😜  If you do, then this post is for you.  If not, are you looking for a way to teach your students how to be kind and respectful?  Then keep reading, I think you're going to like this.

How to Print Color on a Teacher's Budget

Ready for this amazing trick that I've been using for the past few years.  It's seriously amazing and it's going to change your life.  This quick blog post will tell you how.  Keep on reading!


Authentic Ways to Use Technology in the Workshop: ChatterPix


Do you have iPads in your classroom?  Do you do reading and writing workshop?  Then this post is for you!  I'm going to show you how I use ChatterPix, a free iPad app, in my workshop.  PLUS, you're kids are going to love it!


The Best Behavior System Your Students Will Actually Love

It's that time of year where you start questioning whether or not your behavior system actually works and to start thinking about what you want to do next year.  Anyone else there right now?  No, just me?!  A solid behavior system can really make or break a classroom.  I'm here today to share a behavior system that is so easy and your students are actually going to by in and love it!

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