Category: New Teachers

Help Reduce Your Stress With This!

Help Reduce Your Stress With This!

As a teacher, I’m willing to bet that you’re always looking for ways to reduce your stress, right? Between gathering curriculum, lesson planning, grading papers, and the like, having ones less thing on your plate would be nice. Speaking from personal experience, when I started being intentional about having everything prepared for a smoother morning, […]

How to Keep Motivated as a Teacher

How to Keep Motivated as a Teacher

If there was ever a time to keep motivated as a teacher, that time is now. With our new normal slowly but surely ushering in, teaching has taken on an entirely new look. We used to speak of keeping the momentum during the winter months, or finding the excitement to kick off a new year. […]

Videos for Teaching Contractions

Videos for Teaching Contractions

Happy October! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone! The school year is in full swing which means so is our learning. I love teaching about contractions every year and I have found some amazing videos to help with this topic. If you’re students are struggling with how to form contractions, these videos […]

Place Value to the Hundreds Teaching Videos

Place Value to the Hundreds Teaching Videos

Hey y’all! I’m back again for the teaching video round up for you! I hope these video posts have been helpful and save you some time when you are looking for some educational videos to use in the classroom! Today, I am going to be sharing some of my favorite videos to use when teaching […]

How to Write a Killer Lesson Plan

How to Write a Killer Lesson Plan

If you’re a seasoned teacher, you know that lesson planning can take up a good chunk of your time. If you’re a brand new teacher, you might still be weary of lesson planning even though you’ve practiced and practiced. Whether lesson planning is stressful or time consuming for you, I hope to give you some […]

Parts of Speech Teaching Videos

Parts of Speech Teaching Videos

Do your students struggle with understanding parts of speech? It can be difficult for young students to grasp nouns, verbs and adjectives. As well, students can struggle differentiating between these when reading or writing. I am hoping to continue to create blog posts that house engaging videos on various concepts so that you can quickly […]

How to NOT Take Work Home This School Year

How to NOT Take Work Home This School Year

The beginning of a new school year is ramping up and one of my biggest goals every year is pretty simple (or so it seems): do not take school work home this year. I’m including my biggest tips for creating balance this school year so you can try to not taking any of your school […]

Practicing Fact Families in the Classroom

Practicing Fact Families in the Classroom

Let’s talk about fact families! It’s an important part of our second grade math curriculum. I love to provide tons of fun learning activities for my students to complete during independent math time or centers that help them build their fact family fluency. These worksheets have been so helpful in my classroom, so I wanted […]

Are You New to Second Grade? Everything You Need to Know

Are You New to Second Grade? Everything You Need to Know

Even though we don’t want to admit it, summer is winding down. Some of my teacher friends are already in full “back to school” mode. Well, I might still be in denial, but I thought now was the perfect time write about everything you should know this year if you’re going to be a second […]