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This post is from the 2014-2015 school year! My classroom design style has definitely changed, but I still love the way this classroom was laid out and put together :) I was so proud of myself!

I decided to jazz things up a bit in my 7th Grade ELA classroom. Here's a little walk through of a classroom that I am very proud of! (Shout out to my mom and dad for all of their incredible help with getting everything together!)
While we know that one of the best ways for students to become better writers, is to read more, we also know that explicit writing instr...
How many of us get excited to teach informational text? Our guess is not many. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! We’ve found that inte...
Before beginning any unit, we always like to find a way to get students excited about the text we'll be reading. In the past, we'...
Hands down The Westing Game is our favorite novel unit we do with our students. It immediately grabs their attention and keeps them engag...
At a basic level, task cards are small cards that have a task for students to complete or a question for them to answer. They work ext...
Whenever we hear the term "sentence strips," we always think of the 1st graders who are just learning how to read and write...
One of the things we love about working at a small school is partnering up with different grades and doing projects and mini units toget...
Tis the season to spread some holiday cheer through acts of kindness. We’ve come up with two mini kindness activities to use in the days ...
It is seriously our favorite time of year to be in the classroom! We are just as excited as our students for winter break and love to f...
We’re already getting into the Christmas spirit around here (in fact, there are Christmas carols playing as we write this!), and we’re e...