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5 Must-Have October Read Alouds

5 Must-Have October Read Alouds

October is such a fun month! Despite the fact that I’m not a fan of fall, I love October. It’s my birthday month and I like to celebrate all month long! October is also a fun month for picture books! Once again, it was hard to narrow down my list of favorites to just...

5 Must-Have November Read Alouds

5 Must-Have November Read Alouds

As we head into the month of November, I want to share some of my favorite picture books with you. If you’re looking for titles that relate to Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, or fall in general, keep reading! Here are five must-have November read alouds! Otis and the...

8 Tips for Building Your Classroom Library Without Breaking the Bank

8 Tips for Building Your Classroom Library Without Breaking the Bank

Let me start by saying that the size of your library does not define you or your classroom. As teachers, we all want big, beautiful classroom libraries but that’s hard to do on a small, not so beautiful salary. It’s taken me years and years to build the library that I...

5 Must-Have September Read Alouds

5 Must-Have September Read Alouds

September is always an interesting transition month. Students (and teachers!) are getting settled into the new school year and the summer heat is disappearing as the crisp fall temperatures roll in. While there are tons of fun days in September, it’s also the...

7 Classroom Must-Haves from Amazon

7 Classroom Must-Haves from Amazon

Hi, my name is Chelsea and I’m addicted to Amazon. My mailman calls himself Amazon Don because of all the Amazon packages he delivers to me. I do order a lot of things but in my defense, I also return a lot of things. I have to drop off the returns at the post office...

7 Easy and Inexpensive Back-to-School Gifts

7 Easy and Inexpensive Back-to-School Gifts

It’s hard to believe that summer is ending and we’re getting ready to begin a new school year. I know that not everyone chooses to give gifts to their students and that’s okay! I do so I wanted to share 7 easy and inexpensive back-to-school gifts that my tiny humans...

5 More Back-to-School Read Alouds

5 More Back-to-School Read Alouds

I think we all know by now that my love for picture books runs DEEP. I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new titles, especially for the first few weeks of school. As an upper elementary teacher, it can be challenging to find back-to-school books that my tiny humans haven’t...

10 Student Teaching Tips

10 Student Teaching Tips

Congratulations on reaching this point in your education journey! As you prepare for what is bound to be a busy and incredibly rewarding experience, I’m sure you’re feeling a bit stressed and somewhat anxious. Guess what? That’s normal. I have ten student teaching...

8 End of the Year Activities Your Students Will LOVE

8 End of the Year Activities Your Students Will LOVE

The last day of school. It’s so close but somehow it’s also SO far away. I know how hard those last few weeks can be so I’ve compiled a list of eight different end of the year activities that your tiny humans will absolutely love. Extra Recess It seems basic but never...