Helping children make and keep friends is important for all kids, but it's especially important with kids who struggle with social skills. These Friendship Cards will help you address how your students treat each other in a variety of ways and through a variety of methods.

Helping Children to Make and Keep Friends in Your Classroom

As you get to know your new class, you will no doubt notice that some children seem to attract friends with no effort at all. They instinctively know what to say and do. Others are not so fortunate. Those are the kids who sit alone at lunch, who can never find a partner without being paired by the teacher, and who will go to the

Are you a new teacher? If so, then you'll find this round-up of advice for new teachers from veteran teachers very helpful! Click through to read all of their helpful tips and learn more about my resource of 300+ teacher tips for teachers working in kindergarten through 9th grade.

Advice for New Teachers

When I asked teachers on the Minds in Bloom Facebook page to give some tips to first-time teachers, they came through with flying colors! There were so many great ideas that I decided to wrap them all up into a blog post.  One interesting thing is that I did notice some themes that came up again and again. They included: Teaching routines early and thoroughly Implementing a solid discipline

Reading response is a necessary part of reading instruction, and there are lots of ways to do it. Some are highly effective, others aren't. In this post Rachel shares five different approaches to reading response that you can use for any book. All are tested and proven to be useful in classroom instruction!

Reading Response for Any Book: One Concept, Five Approaches

I don’t usually write about my own products unless they are free, but in this case, I am going to use them as examples to demonstrate five different ways that a teacher can approach the same concept. Of course, I would be thrilled if you saw something that you want to purchase, but the focus of this post is to highlight the different approaches, and

Back to School Ice Breakers FREE

Free Back to School Ice Breaker!

Grab this FREE back to school Presentation that’s great for virtual learning! Get to Know Each Other This Year! It is getting to that time of year again so I decided to put my own spin on an old favorite. I am sure you have seen this BINGO style Get-to-Know-You activity before. I love the activity, but I found that many of the ones available

Summer Learning Link-Up!

Whether you are a teacher with a summer school class or a parent who wants to slow the Summer Slide, summer learning doesn’t have to be a chore. Here is a collection of blog posts and free activities to help keep your kids learning all summer long!   document.write(‘

Writing Ideas to Slow the Summer Slide

  My second post as a guest blogger for Sidestepping the Summer Slide on Room Mom Spot is up. The post is full of fun summer writing activities. The  first post is about summer reading. Please check it out. I would love to hear your thoughts if you care to comment on the post.  

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