Surprising Ways Calendar Math Routine is Important

I think we can all agree that having a morning routine in our classroom is a perfect way to begin the day in elementary. My morning routine always begins with our calendar bulletin board for calendar math!  I have to tell you, I never expected calendar time to be one of my favorite times ofContinue reading “Surprising Ways Calendar Math Routine is Important”

Why You Need a Daily Visual Schedule in Your Classroom

The beginning of the year is a great time to think about setting up your classroom for success. Many teachers are looking for ways to boost their classroom management for smooth routines and procedures. Classroom daily visual schedules are great for helping students understand how their day will flow.  What is a daily visual schedule?Continue reading “Why You Need a Daily Visual Schedule in Your Classroom”

7 Powerful Classroom Management Tips for Surviving Winter Holidays as a Teacher

The few weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter break are always CrAzY in elementary classrooms. Am I right?!? And as soon as the calendar flips to December, teachers know it’s next to impossible to get your students to focus in class! How can I keep my students learning during the winter holidays? What keeps students engagedContinue reading “7 Powerful Classroom Management Tips for Surviving Winter Holidays as a Teacher”

6 Essential Tips for How to Setup Math Rotations

How to Setup Math Rotations for Success What does your school call them? Math workshop, math stations, math centers, math rotations? And how do centers work in math anyway? Whatever you call them math centers can be powerful teaching tools in your classroom. I can hear the dreaded sighs now! As elementary teachers, we knowContinue reading “6 Essential Tips for How to Setup Math Rotations”