The ultimate to do list app – Any.Do! I love to be organized, so I love to use tools that make that easier for me. I always have some kind of to-do list, whether it’s just in my head or on a sticky note on my desk. I needed a more efficient way, though still staying simple. I wanted to find an app to use that I could check things off my to do list, and be able to look at several …
These Top Free Reading Apps are a fun way for K-5 students to practice their reading skills! These definitely can come in handy during reading workshop, reading time at home, tutoring sessions, long road trips, etc. These apps provide practice with sight words, phonics, grammar, and more. I especially love the storybook apps where interactive stories are narrated. This will help struggling readers build fluency while they follow along. I like to use these in my tutoring sessions because sometimes they are just a bit more exciting than me …
You don’t want to miss out on these FREE Back To School eBooks from TPT teacher-authors! These are jam packed with amazing back to school tips and resources. They are broken up into several grade levels and categories that you can browse below. I am positive you will find some great stuff!
Use this Ultimate List of Chalk Activities to bring learning outside! There are all kinds of things you can do, and many of these ideas you can tweak for your child/student depending on skill level. I love to go outside and use chalk in my tutoring sessions. Chalk is such a great way for hands-on learning, plus it’s inexpensive!
It’s here – The Teachers Pay Teachers Back To School Sale! The sale runs Monday-Tuesday (August 4-5), and you don’t want to miss out! This is a great time to find back to school resources, clip art, homeschool materials, and more. You can browse by various categories or just look at what your favorite sellers are offering. When you shop at TPT you are supporting classroom teachers, retired teachers, tutors, homeschool moms, librarians, and so many more from around the world!
Whether you need to level your classroom library, or just a few books at home, these Best Tools To Level Books can definitely save you some time, and your sanity! These apps and websites are so helpful by providing you with scanning features, search functions, charts, and more.
Pinterest is a great way to find educational activities and ideas, especially in these top 10 educational boards! I admit I am a little bit obsessed with Pinterest, but I love how easy it is though. I can quickly find something I pinned a long time ago, and I can organize everything in different categories. I think it’s so much easier and efficient than just bookmarking those websites. I would have a whole mess of bookmarks, that’s for sure. So thank you Pinterest for making …
Try out these summer reading activities to keep kids excited and motivated to read during these summer months! It’s never too late to jump into these activities.
1. Go on a library scavenger hunt. Find book titles only starting with a certain letter, or books in a particular category like nature or family. The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great way to get familiar with the library and how to find books. Try this library scavenger hunt from What Do We Do All Day.
One of my favorite children’s authors is Mo Willems. He has some incredibly humorous and fun books that I just adore. I love the simple cartoons and adorable stories. They are great for young readers, but you’ll find older kids and even yourself laughing along! Mo Willems has quite a few books out, but here are my favorite 10. Click on the pictures to purchase them on Amazon.
(I am not being endorsed/paid to write about these books, I just really love them!)
Whiteboards, or dry-erase boards, are a great tool to use in education, whether it’s in a whole group, small group, or one-on-one. I love to use whiteboards in my tutoring since paper and pencil can get a tad boring. Keep on reading for more reasons to use whiteboards, where you can get them, and great activities!
Why Use Whiteboards?
They provide a great way to quickly assess students’ understanding.
They are engaging.
They save some trees.
Less grading to do!
No prep! Just have a special place to store them, and …