6 Fun & Simple Art/ Fine Motor Activities

I've always struggled to be consistent with doing art projects in the classroom. We recently added a whole group time to our schedule and it's been a game changer for doing more art projects!

We have an assigned topic for each day of the week:
Monday: exercise/ gross motor
Tuesday: fine motor project
Wednesday: book club
Thursday: board games
Friday: art project

Most of the projects we have done use cheap materials or things you probably already have in your classroom. Check them out!

New Teacher Series: Using Antecedent Interventions

Something I've wanted to do for a while now is start a blog series specifically for new/ beginning teachers! There are SO many things that I wish I had learned or had access to my first few years in the classroom.  I'm hoping to make the first few years a little easier for teachers with these posts!

Although the series will be targeted towards new teachers, I think many of the things I'll share in the series can help or inspire experienced teachers too!

This post will focus on using antecedent-based interventions (ABIs) to support students. I'll explain what ABIs are and share multiple easy to implement!

5 Toys to Target Literacy Skills

If you're anything like me, then you're constantly looking for toys and games that can be used to target academic skills, fine motor skills, social skills (AKA all the things!) and that students actually enjoy!

I'm doing a quick little round up of a few of our favorite classroom toys that target literacy skills and some fun and easy ways to use them!

Let me know if you want to see any toys we love that target different skills! You can leave a comment here, send me an email or a DM on social media.

Self-care Tips for Teachers

"Self-care" is a bit of a buzz word right now. It's important to remember that self-care isn't just treating yourself to bubble baths, massages, pedicures, chocolate and wine. Self-care is taking care of your entire self (mental, physical, and emotional). Self-care should be activities YOU enjoy and should be practiced on a regular basis!

It's also important to remember that there are different types of self-care and that it will look different for everyone! You should take the time to identify what makes you feel refreshed, energized and relaxed. And if you're looking to practice more self-care, you're in the right place!

10 Ways to Practice Sight Words

Sight words can be tricky for our students to learn. It's so important to give students various opportunities to practice reading and spelling sight words!

I love using hands on materials and ways to practice with sight words. Many of these ideas can also be used when work on word work too!