This was the hardest top list for me to create because I read a lot of books that were perfect for my sixth grade classroom, but knowing that there is a possibility that I will be in a different grade level next year I wanted to take this into account when creating this list. I … Continue reading Top books to use in the Classroom
When I was thinking back to all the books that I read when I was young, I had some very nostalgic thoughts about those times and seeing those covers again while searching for pictures to add to this post. This is such a fun top ten post for me! The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric … Continue reading Top 10 Childhood Favorites- So Nostalgic!
I have pondered this question for a while now and I believe that as a classroom educator it might be a difficult task! Not only difficult but take up quite a bit of time and a lot of planning for differentiation. I could see doing this an individual reading project, rather than a whole … Continue reading Would I ever do a mock Newbery?
Thinking back on this semester’s reading I must say that I have read more and been intentional about my reading than ever before. My list is a combination of early readers on up to young adult novels. #1 Wonder by RJ Palacio #2 Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens #3 The One and Only Ivan … Continue reading My Overall Top Ten
This Monday, the Monday following a very welcome week long break due to weather, was filled observing and collaboration. The school that I work at has what is called a triad PLC (professional learning community) in which we collaborate with two other local school districts to curriculum plan, build relationships and increase our professional learning … Continue reading It’s Monday What are You Reading- Post Thanksgiving Collaboration and MAPS Testing
I have been looking forward to Thanksgiving since the beginning of the school year, probably because it was a time for me to celebrate being done with my first student teaching experience. It marked the end of one adventure and the beginning of another. I began my long term sub position with my 6th graders … Continue reading It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Thanksgiving edition
Growing up I had the same librarian from day 1 in elementary school until I left on the last day of 5th grade. Her name was Mrs. Kindred and she had the sweetest smile! She loved books, loved talking about her favorite authors and reading to all ages of kids. I remember meeting at least … Continue reading Skype Renaissance- Author Visits Via Tech
My children have shelves and shelves of books- books I’ve bought them through book orders, their annual book from grandparents, book exchanges and even their board books from the showers that were held prior to their births. I feel as though I have read them each hundreds of times. Each book holding specific memories, and … Continue reading Shelf Control- ❤️
Top 10 Favorite Short Stories for 6th Graders As a teacher of 6th graders, I have found that at this age they should be reading much of the content they read independently. Although, in my other post about why read alouds are important, I stated that I had been modeling fluency reads. I feel there … Continue reading Top 10 Read Alouds for 6th Graders
I’m in my first student teaching experience of my professional year and I am getting to work with 6th grade students. This has been a true joy, because my students can hold meaningful conversations and share their ideas readily. But one thing that I have noticed about the sixth grade class that I work with … Continue reading Read-Alouds- Why are they important?