My love for poetry is no secret in my classroom, and my students know that I will always find time to rhyme during our reading lessons. Reading poetry aloud builds student phonemic awareness and rhyming skills by helping them hear the repetitive, familiar vowel sound patterns. It also builds their syllabication skills by allowing them to hear the rhythm and pattern of the poetry sentences or stanzas. Reading fluency and accuracy improves every time they re-read a poem either with the whole class, in a small group, with a partner, or at home for practice with a family member. This post will guide you on how to host weekly poetry studies in your classroom, and provide mentor texts, ideas, and additional resources to help you do it well!...
RING IN 2021 WITH   DOLLAR DEALS AND STORE SALE! Hello Friends! It is time to bid goodbye to the old and ring in the new with a Teachers Pay Teachers Dollar Deal Sale sponsored by Shelly Rhees and her Focused TpT Sellers group!  Cheers to helping you purchase what you need for the months ahead!...
Greetings Friends! This short and sweet blog post is to make sure you know about the upcoming TpT Cyber Sale 2020! This Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, Dec. 1st, you can save 25% on all resources!  Make sure you use the promo code CYBER20 at checkout!...
Welcome! It is the end of my remote teaching day, and I am coming up for air to make sure you know about the upcoming TpT sitewide sale in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week 2020!   ...
Every  porcine wonder was a piglet. Most begin and spend most of their life in a barn on a farm in the mud eating slops from a trough. Except for one.   She was destined for a not so ordinary life.   A life lived with a lovely couple in a cozy house in a quaint neighborhood with unlimited access to hot buttered toast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ...