FINDING MORE BOOKS TO TEACH THE SEVEN HABITSIf you've been waiting for this post, I apologize! Life has gotten a little nutty and I am clearly not winning that battle. 😂Note: This post may contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission from the items you purchase through these links, ... Read More about Books to Grow Leaders: Part Two
FINDING BOOKS TO TEACH THE SEVEN HABITSCollecting texts to teach the Seven Habits of Happy Kids isn't always something that comes easy. The Leader in Me school I was a part of had a "book of the month" for the whole school, and we usually connected it to the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. The ... Read More about Books to Grow Leaders: Part One
NO, IT WON’T BE TOTAL CHAOS. I PROMISE!Before we get any further into this post, let me assure you my kids definitely *think* there are classroom rules. 😉 But, I don’t call them that and I haven’t for a long time. By the time they get to fifth grade, even the most well-behaved students are OVER the ... Read More about No Classroom Rules = Better Classroom Management
YES, BIG KIDS WANT TO READ WITH YOU!Walking into my classroom as a fifth-grade teacher was a bit nerve-wracking. I'd never taught fifth grade, swore I'd never teach fifth grade, and did everything I could to avoid getting moved to fifth grade. And yet, here I was... teaching fifth grade. 😏I knew how ... Read More about Back to School: Reading to Big Kids
Does EVERYONE really need a leadership job? In short, yes. I know that most of us already have a set of classroom jobs in place. There might be ten or twelve kids doing those jobs. But what about the other kids? Do they feel like a part of our (your) classroom community?The first time I ... Read More about Leadership Jobs for Every Classroom
I am really excited to share this "resource round-up" with you! It's full of brain breaks, book recommendations, freebies, and more. Let's get started!Do you Symbaloo?? I love using Symbaloo to organize our favorite brain breaks. One of our most popular classroom leadership jobs is the Class DJ. The ... Read More about Halloween Treats ~ A Resource Round-up!