Student Engagement Stoplights (June’s Bright Idea!)

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Since it is summer and we don’t want to work too hard, I wanted to share this quick idea that we use to raise engagement and help us with assessing students quickly during a lesson. These are mini-stoplights that I made from an index card and punched circles. They are glued on in traditional stoplight […]

The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook- Chapter 1

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Yes!  I know, I know. I am a book study junkie.  Today, I am happy to be linking up with Abbey, The Teacher Mom to talk about The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook. We are reading the K-2 version, but there is a 3-6 version also available. So far, it is an easy read, and has been […]

Ticket Out the Door- Throwback Thursday

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Earlier this summer a sweet lady named Brenda from Georgia tracked me down about my “Ticket Out the Door” sign. She wanted to make one in pink. I asked her to send me a pic and she did!  Now… I gotta admit.. I think it is way cuter than mine!!! She used leftover scrapbook paper […]

Ticket Out the Door!

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Hello bloggy friends!I just wanted to share a little poster I made for my exit tickets.  I saw several of these floating around Pinterest, but decided to jazz mine up a bit!  I love giving the students a problem to solve or a “ticket out the door.”  Not only is is motivational, and gets them […]