2016-2017 Student Planner and Data Tracker

This is seriously every teacher getting ready for back to school.  If there is one thing I know, getting ready for school means thinking about getting yourself and your students organized. Student planners are the most amazing item and a must have for student organization.  Period.  I love how using student planners can keep students … Continue reading 2016-2017 Student Planner and Data Tracker

5 Things to Tell Your Students BEFORE the STAAR Test

It's that time again!  Testing season is here.  Before the big day comes for your kids, I would recommend telling them these five things. Try not to take restroom breaks before the 2 hour mark.  This is advice I always give my students.  Let's face it...most kids don't need to go to the restroom during … Continue reading 5 Things to Tell Your Students BEFORE the STAAR Test

TEKS-Aligned Vocabulary Interactive Notebook

Texas Teachers have no fear; there is no Common Core Aligned stuff here.  🙂   I don't know about you, but sometimes Common Core stuff works until it doesn't.  I guess that's the thing about being a Texas Teacher.  I have designed a Vocabulary Interactive Notebook Unit around TEKS ELA.5.2. For those of you non-fifth … Continue reading TEKS-Aligned Vocabulary Interactive Notebook