22 Thoughtful 5th Grade Graduation Gifts that Make Kids Smile

22 Thoughtful 5th Grade Graduation Gifts that Make Kids Smile

Leaving behind elementary school is a big deal. If you’re like most moms, an elementary school graduation makes you feel all nostalgic. You’re remembering about all the sweet moments you spent attending award ceremonies and class parties, helping them through a year of Zoom meetings, and arguing about homework. Consider these 5th grade graduation gifts,…

How Flexible Seating Classroom Management Really Works

How Flexible Seating Classroom Management Really Works

The 2019-2020 school year was the first year that I implemented a seating arrangement in my classroom that was fully flexible. It also happened to be the year I finally really hit my stride with classroom management. I absolutely loved my flexible seating classroom, and I had far fewer behavior problems than in any previous…

My Child Writes Letters Backwards: 13 Dyslexia Myths

My Child Writes Letters Backwards: 13 Dyslexia Myths

As a 3rd grade teacher, I heard it numerous times: parents panicking about dyslexia because their child writes letters backwards. There is so much confusion among parents (and even many teachers) about how dyslexia presents itself in young kids. Whether your child is a struggling first grader who is still struggling with CVC and sight…

Is Your Kid Getting In Trouble At School? 9 Important Steps to Take

Is Your Kid Getting In Trouble At School? 9 Important Steps to Take

Recently, my sweet kindergartener, Turkey Burger, made a bad choice at school. To protect her privacy (hehe), I won’t go into details. It shocked the heck out of us! I also have the experience of being the 3rd grade teacher making that uncomfortable phone call or filing that online report. So I absolutely know both…