Ideas to make your morning work easier and simpler, making your mornings less hectic!

Morning Work Made Easy

When students first enter the classroom in the morning it is a time of excitement, but it can also be a time of complete chaos. Having a clearly defined morning routine and morning work for students to complete can help the day start off more smoothly. Most teachers have students complete morning work as a way to get students ready …

Pencil Management - Solving the pencil problem in the classroom

Classroom Pencil Management: Solving the Pencil Problem

Classroom pencil management for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students is much harder than the general public thinks. Non-teachers do not and cannot understand how difficult it is for upper elementary students to keep up and take care of pencils. Working in a low-income school, many of my students would come to school with very few school supplies. …

First Day of School Schedule

The First Day of School: A Practical Schedule

I was always surprised at how quickly the first day of school would fly by. One minute I’m greeting students, the next, I’m exhaustedly sitting at my desk wondering where the day has gone, why my feet are so tired, and how I could have gone the entire day without doing anything of things I had planned. Over the years, …