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Coding in the Classroom: Is It That Important?

In Inspiration by Jen

When coding in the classroom became mainstream, I must admit I wasn’t ready to jump on the bandwagon. For one, I didn’t understand it well. How can I teach students …

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Holiday Activities for the Classroom

In Lesson Ideas by Jen

The holidays are here! It can be a stressful time of year to come up with fun and engaging academic lessons for your students. Holiday parties, programs, and other distractions can …

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Reader’s Workshop: Just Right Books

In Interactive Notebooks by Jen

Happy October! Hope your fall has gotten off to a great start, and you are getting into the groove of the new school year. I have been super busy working …

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Writer’s Workshop: Using a Writer’s Notebook Grades 2-3

In Writer's Workshop by Jen

Writers’ Workshop develops students’ love of writing. Through coaching, students learn to write for a variety of audiences and purposes. They become more independent thinkers and problem-solvers. But teaching writing can …