July 31, 2017

July 30, 2017

Bloom's Taxonomy Leveled Questions

Hello everyone! Finals are wrapping up so I have some time to work on teaching "stuff." The Year-long Warm-ups are doing well and someone even won TWO for free from the Instagram/Facebook giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered :)

This morning I was also able to upload a new product: Bloom's Taxonomy Leveled Questions for ANY Novel. 

I like the idea of leveled questions because it makes students work their way up from remembering simple facts, to actually analzying what they're reading. I also love that this doesn't have to be a "lesson plan." If you want to add these to your Lit Circles for those who finish their discussion early. Or perhaps this would be a good test review, or even an Exit Slip before they leave for the day. Your imagination is the limit :) There are even blank cards for each level so that you can use an expo marker to write in your own novel-specific question if you choose.

Check it out!

July 9, 2017

Christmas in July!

Good morning, everyone!

It's July and the heat is in full effect. So why not cool down with some Christmas?!

From the 10th to the 13th, I'll be hosting Christmas in July over at my TPT Store, and everything will be 20% off!! It's a great way to get prepared for the next school, and all you have to do is shop in your PJs :)

Even the Year-long Warm-Ups will be 20% off!!! What a steal :) Happy July everyone!

June 20, 2017

Teacher Toolbox Fun

I LOVE my Teacher Toolbox. I've posted about it before several years ago when I originally made it. Well, after years in the classroom and a move, it is time for a new look.
As you can see, several labels have fallen off or been misplaced. 

Keeping up with the latest trends, I decided to go with a cactus and succulent theme, which looks very fresh and clean with the white toolbox. 

I decided to laminate the front labels this time, using my new Scotch laminator that I love. I may even re-spray paint the toolbox a nice shade of green to mix it up :)

You too can have these cute labels for your toolbox! Just head over to my TPT Store and check out the Teacher Toolbox Labels. Enjoy!!!

June 18, 2017

Summer Planner & Instagram!

Hello everyone! My summer planner/organizer got a makeover and is ready for you to use! This planner will help you prepare for the next school year, and is designed to keep the stress to a minimum. By following the weekly checklists, you'll head into this next school year ready to take on a new class, and you won't be worried about lesson planning!

Here's a look at the planner:

And of course there are calendars for June, July, & August to keep you organized. 

I know I'm late to the party, but I decided to do an Instagram for my "brand." Just another fun way to connect with all of you that I can update a little more than the blog :) Check it out!

Hope you all are having a great summer so far, and I look forward to connecting with you via the gram ;)

May 30, 2017

Warm-ups for the Entire School Year: 225 prompts

It is finally finished!!!! I think I've been working on this project for 4+ months now (when I had a few free hours), and I am happy to say it is complete.

This download has 225 unique prompts to help students settle in to class and become focused on English. I know it is always a hassle to have to create new warm-ups everyday, and/or make sure you haven't repeated anything, and make sure it is somewhat standards-based. Well look no further :)

These warm-ups are standards-based, have been created by an English teacher and reviewed/edited by other English teachers, and will keep your students interested.

The warm-ups are in mostly black & white, and the parts that are in color still print well!

This download also comes with "teacher instructions" that explain the mindset behind the prompts and how to go about grading them.  So head on over to my TPT Store and check out the Year-long Prompts!!

March 20, 2017

First Day of Spring!

It's the first day of Spring and I have a spring freebie for you! This Spring Mad-Lib is just the ticket to help your students jog their memory when it comes to nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

Yes this may seem easy and for elementary students, but you'd be surprised how many middle and high school students forget what these bad boys are! I've literally had to remind seniors about verbs...probably because they have much more important things on their mind like annotating and college apps ;)

It's FREE! So what have you got to lose? Just head on over to my TPT Store and download the Spring Mad-Lib to use in your classroom today, or any time this spring :)