Focus of the Month

Using Your Classroom Rules as Personal Behavior Goals with “I can” Statements

Using Your Classroom Rules as Personal Behavior Goals with “I can” Statements

When you are introducing your classroom rules at the beginning of the school year, you hope they stick! As teachers, we make every effort to repeat, rehearse and restate our classroom expectations, but will our students remember them and follow through? Setting personal behavior goals […]

A Print Rich Classroom Environment

A Print Rich Classroom Environment

In an effort to raise phonemic awareness, teachers are presented with the challenge of providing their students with a print rich environment that will provide their students with a variety of opportunities to see, read and most importantly interact with written words. How do we […]

Be a Smart Cookie! A Differentiated Sight Word Fluency System

Be a Smart Cookie! A Differentiated Sight Word Fluency System

Are you looking for a method to Improve sight Word Fluency while using differentiated sight word lists? I know what is holding you back…it’s work.  I won’t lie and say that it was easy coming up with this system.  It took me a few years.  […]

Our Interactive Gumball Phonics™ Notebook

Our Interactive Gumball Phonics™ Notebook

As Adults: Not many of us enjoy a challenge. Not many of us embrace unfamiliar territory. Many of us are creatures of habit and find security staying in our comfort zone.  Yet, as adults when we do encounter challenges, we work through them because we […]