Always a Teacher & Forever a Mom

Category: Classroom Management

Make Your Own “Share Chair”

Summer is well on its way and the first signs of Back to School season are starting to make themselves noticed. So what does this girl do? Well, she starts dreaming of next year’s classroom and all the possibilities 🙂 As a long term supply teacher, I have no idea (yet) what assignment I will get next year. And when I mean no idea, I…

Make Your Own Halloween Pencil Holders

Halloween is almost here and so is the promise of candy and spooky costumes 🙂 Today I am participating in an exciting blog hop with some of my fellow Canadian teacher-authors. All you have to do is sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or tea, if you are like me), and then have fun reading our tips and tricks, downloading our freebies, and finally…

Are we done yet? – Time Management Strips

How many times have you heard this question when working with young children? Particularly, if you work in a small group setting like I do as a tutor, this question is quite common. It doesn’t matter how much fun the children are having. Or how much work they are actually doing. It doesn’t even matter if they have just started the session. As soon as…

Rewarding in the classroom – should we be concerned?

“Learning should be a reward in itself!” This is the philosophy my husband and I use to raise our children. We firmly believe that rewarding children for every single thing they do isn’t healthy. Rewarding children because they are good students or because they are well-behaved and apply themselves in school, will not teach them anything of value. In my opinion, it is far more…

Organizing 101 – The File Folder

I LOVE file folders. Indeed, I ADORE file folder activities. I discovered this ingenious idea when I was searching the internet for ways to make fun activities for my daycare kiddies. I had lots of ideas to teach them concepts but I wasn’t very fond of the idea of printing things over and over again. When I discovered this idea of turning file folders into reusable…