Picture of the Day! #classroomstaple

Each morning, I begin my day with Hello Literacy’s Picture of the Day.  It is seriously #classroomstaple.  It is a necessity for any classroom and kids of all ages can benefit from its daily use. Each morning, I display an image on my Promethean Board for my students to discuss.  At the beginning of the year, we take this process very slowly and do a few mini lessons on various vocabulary. We first begin by making observations.  I have a student of the day who is allowed to sit on the ottoman.  They kick off the observation fun.  In our…

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Together We Are Better {Schedules}

Schedules!  Why is it that teachers like to hear about how other teachers organize their days?  I always love to hear and see what fellow teachers do throughout the day!  As a departmentalized teacher in upper elementary, my schedule is rather CRAZY but I love it! Morning Meeting After announcements, we meet at the carpet to hold our morning meeting.  I think many people thought that I was crazy planning to have fifth graders sit on the carpet each morning.  But we LOVE it.  I can definitely tell mornings that begin with a morning meeting and those that do not.…

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