Classroom Pencil Management: Solving the Pencil Problem

Pencil Management - Solving the pencil problem in the classroom

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. …

The First Day of School: A Practical Schedule

First Day of School 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, …