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Reading at Home – Featured on Minds in Bloom!

Reading at Home - Featured on Minds in Bloom!

I am so excited that I have had the opportunity to guest post over at Minds in Bloom! I wrote about Tips for Encouraging Reading at Home. I also included a free printable that you can download from my Tpt store, so be sure to check it out! A big thank you to Rachel Lynette for letting me guest post, she’s a rock star :)

Be sure to check out the rest of her blog too because it’s packed full of fabulous resources!


Top Ten Educational Boards

Top 10 Educational Boards | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

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 …

10 Favorite Mo Willems Books

10 Favorite Mo Willems Books | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

I am going to list ten of my favorite Mo Willems books, that I really think you should get! One of my favorite children’s authors is Mo Willems, and 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 too! Mo Willems has quite a few books out, but here are my favorite 10. Click on the pictures to purchase them …

All About Whiteboards

All About Whiteboards | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

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 …

Summer Writing Activities

Summer Writing Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Keep writing going all summer long with these Summer Writing Activities! It’s so beneficial for kids to keep practicing their writing skills throughout summer so they don’t forget what they previously learned. They will go into the next school year with these writing practices fresh in their minds. These summer writing activities can be done on vacation, or right at home. Give them a try!

1. Chalk Writing – Summer is the best time for sidewalk chalk! Kids can write their names, poems, a message to someone, and …

Earth Day Activities

Earth Day Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating today? You really can incorporate Earth Day activities all throughout the year. Try some of these out in the classroom or at home:

  • Plant seeds together in plastic cups or jars. Keep them by a windowsill. When they are getting too big for the containers, try planting them around the house or school if you’re able to!
  • Pick up trash around your school or neighborhood.
  • Start a community garden.
  • Go on a nature walk.
  • Recycle at home and at school. Make a graph to show …

10 Test Taking Tips

10 Test Taking Tips | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Whether we are preparing our students or children for their tests, or have tests of our own, we all need test taking tips! Here are 10 things that have helped me and students I’ve worked with over the years.

1. Get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. You have probably heard this before, but seriously it does help!

2. Try not to stress out about the test. If you are more relaxed, you will do so much better. Teachers – what can …

5 Ways To Encourage Students

As teachers and parents, we all want to encourage our students. Sometimes that’s difficult to do if we’re having a bad day or week or if a student or situation is particularly difficult. Hopefully this list can help during those times. These are my top 5 ways to encourage students. I am no expert at this, and I’m always learning, but these are just ways I have found work in my experience. Every child is different, so always keep that in mind!

1. Specific …

Advice From A Teacher

Today I would like to share a post from a teacher friend of mine, Beth. She’s amazing!

She recently wrote a post titled, “Advice From Your Child’s Future Teacher”, and wow, it’s such a GREAT read! I immediately asked her if I could share it on my blog. I think all teachers can relate to this post, and parents can really benefit from it. Even if you don’t have any kids yet, it’s still helpful! She explains three important things to teach your kids …

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