Word Walls in the Secondary Classroom

Why a Word Wall? In my fifth year of teaching I was told I had to have a word wall.  In all honesty, I thought the idea was dumb.  I printed a bunch of words on colored copy paper and… Continue Reading →

Coffee…

A Hot Mess of Do Too Mucher’s!

Too Funny!

How Do Your Students See You?

Probability Games – Scrambled Eggs And Buttermilk Biscuits

This is another Scrambled Eggs And Buttermilk Biscuits Probability Games.  I started making these a couple of months ago and they’ve been a big hit with the students. SUPER FUN game!! Arrange students into groups of 2 to 6 players. Give… Continue Reading →

Lemonade Cupcakes for Easter Dinner

It’s Easter weekend! My family is planning on getting together this Sunday for Easter dinner after church. Everyone is bringing a dish and, as usual, I’m in charge of the dessert. I wanted to make something different… My usual is pies,… Continue Reading →

While You Were Out Form

Students will miss class from time to time.  I’ve found that it is very helpful to give a while you were out form to a student helper at the beginning of class to complete for an absent student. The student… Continue Reading →

Ratios and Proportions Mini-Posters

I have learned a lot this year about Ratios and Proportions!  Our district changed over to the common core standards, and we were given a new textbook.  The new textbook was “perfect” for teaching the common core standards.  We were… Continue Reading →

Random Grouping Cards

I love putting my students in groups! I believe that grouping students is an effective way to help students learn and it encourages student leadership. One of the easiest ways to group students is to use grouping cards. I made… Continue Reading →

Behavior Check Sheet

My first year of teaching was exciting and scary!  One of my main concerns was classroom management.  I was lucky to have a wonderful team of teachers working with me and they shared many of their systems for classroom management…. Continue Reading →

Great Day Note to Parents

Parents love to hear that their child is doing well in school. This is a cute little note to quickly let parents (and students) know that they are doing well in school.

IEP at a Glance

If you have ever read an IEP, you know it can be difficult to keep up with all of the modifications you need to make or the services you must provide. I had a hard time with all of this… Continue Reading →

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