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My Classroom Doors (Teaching in Room 6)

I have two doors in my classroom that are "growing" as we march through the year. I thought I would share their progress with you as this first semester ended. My front door is a year long record of


Literactive is, by far, the best free early literacy website I've ever seen. Check out this blog post to see a few of the amazing activities they offer!

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Tips for Parents...How to Help My Child Succeed

About two years ago, I created some resources to send home with parents on how to help their children succeed in school.  You can find the old post here. I wanted to update these so I could send them home at the beginning of the year. I will also be sending these home with parents....Read More »


Finding first chapter books that kids enjoy can make or break their love of reading. These 25 favorite chapter books are divided in two reading levels, grades 1-3 & 2-4, making it easy to find the right book. Most are book series, giving kids tons of reading fun!

Last week I attended the First Grade Conference in Nashville (Franklin) Tennessee. More on the amazing teachers I met there later in this post… During my guided reading session, I was asked how I track sight words. I did my best to describe these little leveled sight word and fluency phrase books, but I decided …