Well apparently this is my legacy! 🤣🤣🤣 . 📚 At the end of each year I love to read the book, My Teacher Likes to Say, written by Denise Brennan-Nelson. This book is so much fun to read and a perfect way to wrap up the school year! . ❤️My last bunch of fifth graders said that these three phrases are what I like to say the most. Can’t say I disagree, these phrases come out of my mouth 100 times a day! #teacherlife . 👇🏼What would your students say YOU say all the time!? Tell me in the comments! . Want to know more!? . 📚This book is a compilation of classic idioms, proverbs, and clichés that you have surely said at some point during the year! Swipe to see. Not only does this book illustrate each saying to help them understand what each means, but the author explains each idiom in detail. . 🤔Wonder which one of your catch phrases have stuck with your students this year? Have your students write about what phrase they think you say the most, after reading aloud this book. These come out adorable! . Grab direct link for the book and a FREE activity page to use with this book using link in profile! . . . http://www.thinkgrowgiggle.com/2018/05/4-read-aloud-books-for-end-of-school.html?m=1
I know you probably would say I’m crazy, but I actually love teaching summarizing! There is always a huge aha moment when students understand the difference between retelling and summarizing and it’s all smooth sailing from there! 🙌🏼 . My summarizing set went digital...finally! Grab the digital set for 50% off today or if you own the summarizing set or the fiction reading strategy bundle, download again to grab the digital update for free! 💃🏼 . Need even more summarizing tips, head to my stories for my best summarizing and differentiating summarizing instruction tips! . #iteachela #elateacher #iteach345 #upperelementaryteacher https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/50-off-Summarizing-Distance-Learning-5614251
Anyone else’s parents always ask for tips to get kids reading at home? . I keep an accordion box of handouts for reading, writing, and math at home tips for when parents ask me during pt conferences and right before we break for summer. It’s super handy to have a bunch printed and ready to handout! #teachertip . Grab this free parent handout on @teacherspayteachers and read about each tip on my blog. . #teacherlife #iteach345 #readingteacher #upperelementaryteacher #iteachela #teacherfreebie #teacherspayteachers @teacherspayteachers . . . http://www.thinkgrowgiggle.com/2020/05/how-to-encourage-good-reading-habits-at.html?m=1
This may be the first year I am super excited to see Back to School sales and all the school supplies...that is whenever stores open again! . Meanwhile throwback to when I found these and literally squealed out loud! #teacherlife . . Tell me, have you heard the status of your school opening in the fall?
One of these is not like the rest! Caffeine and comfy pants work just fine for me, blue light blocking glasses, not so much! 😭 . . Help! What else are you doing to protect your eyes and prevent the headaches? 🤔
📝 The art of writing thank you notes is not lost on me! Call me old school, but it is so very important to me to teach students how to write thank you notes each year. . . ❤️ Is there a better time to teach our children how to write thank you notes!? Nothing is more powerful than a personalize note of gratitude and now is the time for them to learn! . . ✏️ Want to grab these thank you templates and a list of thank you note writing tips to help you teach your students? I’ll be sending this out to my @teacherspayteachers followers later this week, so be sure you are following me over on TPT to get these delivered to your inbox for FREE! (linkinprofile) . . #teachersofig #iteachwriting #writingworkshop #middleschoolteacher #iteachupperelementary #iteach345 #iteachthird #iteachfourth #iteachfifth #3rdgradeteacher #4thgradeteacher #5thgradeteacher #teachertip #teacherfreebie . . . . . https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Sellers-Im-Following/Add/Think-Grow-Giggle
Update: Yes, other grades are included! Templates in this set include grades 2-5. . Wrapping up the year with engaging projects that have students working hard, having fun and teach my future students is always on my end of year to do list! This project checks off all the boxes! . ✅ step by step procedural writing unit ✅ modeled example writing to annotate ✅ current students teaching future students #teacherwin ✅ fun and engaging ✅ digital and printable . 👇🏼When is your last day of school!? . https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-Year-Distance-Learning-Procedural-Writing-5513027
This view from my desk is everything. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in feeling these days of quarantine have no value or purpose. It’s easy to wish it all away and return to life as it was. And yes being a working mom at home to two toddler boys and having a husband who still works out of the house makes my days quite crazy and hectic and some times filled with tears (more mine than theirs) I am not wishing these days away. In the calm and peaceful moments before bed, I am reminded to be grateful. I am so thankful that I get to spend the days watching the boys grow up and do everyday activities I would miss if everything went back to how it was. I love watching my oldest son interact with his teacher and classmates, still being his silly self via Zoom trying to make everyone laugh. Yes, these days are soooo hard, like really hard, but I am thankful to have time stand still even for just a little while. So yes, I will take this view from my desk for a few weeks more.
I would love a pair of wings just about now to go anywhere outside the five mile radius I have been living in! . This sweet, sweet story about a little girl who escapes her everyday life and worries using her “wings” reminds us all that the power to do anything is within us. ❤️ . We loved reading this book today and discussing where we want to escape to. . Here in NY we are still quarantined. But this was sure a great read to get away, even if only with our imagination. . Thank you @simonkids for such a timely and powerful picture book. . Where do you want to escape to? .