H.E. Karen-Mae Hill this morning welcomed a team of Antiguan educators to the UK for the British Educational Training and Technology ( #BETT) Conference. This event seeks to assist educators from across the world to integrate the best of #technology into the #education curriculum to enhance learning in the #classroom.
🌈 Rainbow Spelling 🌈 who doesn’t love a bit of colour to brighten up their literacy groups ✨ This is an easy and versatile independent activity you can use all year to practice sight words or spelling words. The cards are editable so you can add your own words and print them (or print blank and write on with whiteboard markers). Several variations of recording sheets included too! You can find it in my store by searching for ‘rainbow spelling’ 😍🌈 #literacycenters#readinggroups#spellingactivities
This has taken be a long time to realize. As a teacher in this day and age, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed by ALL THE IDEAS out there and to feel like if you aren’t custom planning amazing and highly engaging individualized lessons ALL THE TIME, you aren’t good enough. I’m here to tell you that YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING! Kids will learn more from a happy and balanced teacher than one who is overwhelmed and full of self-doubt.
This is something I’ve taken some time to learn. My first few years, I was obsessed with crafting amazingly engaging lessons using the best resources. It was so so so fun but also so so so draining! I’ve come to realize that for me, this habit of planning and teaching isn’t sustainable. This year I’ve begun to develop a new mindset toward teaching, and it’s making a difference.
Each year, find something in particular that you feel passionate about as a teacher and work to excel in that one area. For me right now, that’s getting students pumped about books and fostering book love within our community! This may sound like a little deal, but it’s made a big impact on my students. Celebrating this makes me feel less upset with myself for not doing a crazy awesome new lesson or activity in every single subject every single day. I’m mostly sticking to the curriculum and making adaptations as needed, and that’s okay. My kids are learning, they are happy, and I am, too. ❤️
What would your one thing be this year? ⤵️
Visuals can be super helpful. ♥️🤣📚
Problem Solving theme + Ice, Ice, Baby = Bulletin Board Perfection 💖🧡💛💚💙 Dun, dun, dun, dun dun dun dun! 🎶 I bet you're singing to that beat as you read the words! 🎤😂
Problem Solving posters are FREE from @thisreadingmama's blog. 🙌 PBIS bulletin board can be found in my TpT store!
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Hands down, the best day of the school year! The attentiveness while reading, writing and crafting led to a spontaneous TACO PARTY just like in Dragons Love Tacos! So pleased there’s a taco shop and a party city within 3 miles of my campus 🙌🏻😍✨ HOW TO has never been so fun + delicious (swipe for more & check out videos for more dets) 🌮
Changes from today. When people ask what my theme is from my room I just say, “whatever makes me happy”. Colour, palm leaves, butterflies, cacti, pink, food, party, anything goesssssss!