ARE YOU REAAADDDY!!!
It is Finally here!
All of us have been thinking about good ways in which to treat our readers and followers. We thought hard, and I mean it! Really, really hard… and decided that we can treat you to our best ideas to work smarter rather than harder… at school and home!
I know what it takes to be a great teacher, the stress, the time, the energy… I could go on and on! I also know that we crave time for ourselves and our families.
So here I go!
Here are a couple little tips (and a freebie!) that can save you time in the classroom.
Two of my favorite ways to spend my free time are spending time with my family and reading. Our family loves spending time together. We went on a few trips this summer and that is all my boys can talk about. They can't wait until next summer so they can get out of school :) and spend time camping and relaxing with the family. One is a teenager and one is a pre-teen so I'm grateful they still want to spend time with us! The time is passing way too quickly! Facebook just showed this picture from 8 years ago on Labor Day weekend.
Another favorite thing is reading. I have been teaching 1st grade for 7 years and I'm teaching 3rd grade this year. It's only been 4 days of school so far, but I have to tell you that it's been like a vacation! I was shocked that I could actually read with them during the free reading time and they don't need my constant attention. I can actually get lost in a book and share with them afterwards while we talk about what we read. It's wonderful! I finally had a chance to read Wonder (R.J. Palacio) this week. Such a great book! I love this quote from the book...
My most popular products at this time of year are my QR codes. They really do make reading centers a breeze. If you do Daily 5 or want to have your students listen to reading - this is the answer. Students can scan a QR code and listen to someone read the story. The links are of people (usually teachers & librarians) reading the stories on YouTube. The links do not go directly through YouTube, but are SafeShare links so that students don't see other videos, adds or yucky comments. My students love these! Click on the picture below to see a bundle of QR packs. They are also sold individually and there is a free pack (Mercer Mayer stories) so that you can test them and make sure they will work in your classroom.
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Thanks for reading! Enjoy your long weekend!
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