Selma Dawani

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Creating a Functional Classroom Theme

2017-06-15T15:09:43+00:00

We have all been there... browsing pinterest to get inspiration to make that BEAUTIFUL classroom theme. We spend so many hours at school so why not be in an environment that nurtures your soul, inspires your students and brings function and routine to your day. Look no further, I will attempt to answer this question [...]

Creating a Functional Classroom Theme 2017-06-15T15:09:43+00:00

Enjoying the Outdoors with Kids

2017-06-11T22:26:20+00:00

The summer goes by fast. I like to encourage families to get as much outdoor time each summer as possible. Kids grow up so fast and the summer is one of the best times to make memories. I would like to share a letter that is perfect to send home with students to encourage [...]

Enjoying the Outdoors with Kids 2017-06-11T22:26:20+00:00

Setting up a Kindergarten Schedule

2017-06-18T19:08:44+00:00

Having a kindergarten schedule allows you to follow a plan easier and make sure you are teaching what students need to learn. It is also a way to help children feel safe and secure because they know what will come up next. A sense of safety and security is very important for students [...]

Setting up a Kindergarten Schedule 2017-06-18T19:08:44+00:00

Teaching Kindergarteners about Farms

2017-06-06T21:21:21+00:00

Our first unit in kindergarten is about farms and we start it the second week of school. It is a great introductory unit because we all eat and food comes from farms! So many great ways to incorporate kindergarten common core standards into this fun unit. The pacing is difficult to read, green is [...]

Teaching Kindergarteners about Farms 2017-06-06T21:21:21+00:00

Create a Summer Reading Plan

2017-06-04T19:13:29+00:00

We all know how important reading is and most parents know this too. Summer reading is essential for kids! Many experts note that most young readers backslide during the summer. That doesn’t need to be the case. The way I encourage my kids to read is by helping them to create a Summer Reading [...]

Create a Summer Reading Plan 2017-06-04T19:13:29+00:00

How to Encourage Summer Reading

2017-05-28T15:52:11+00:00

How to Get Your Students to Read All Summer Reading helps children to develop their brains in many different ways by giving it a different exercise than playing video games, watching TV, listening to music or just about any other activity. Vision, language and associative learning connect neural pathways that help it to better think [...]

How to Encourage Summer Reading 2017-05-28T15:52:11+00:00

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

2017-06-12T02:11:59+00:00

Over coffee last week, Sherri of Literary Sherri and I were talking about how can we show our appreciation to our favorite people - TEACHERS! We wished that we could just come into your school and buy you all coffee and donuts. So we started brainstorming and we came up with something that we COULD [...]

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway 2017-06-12T02:11:59+00:00

Games to Improve Literacy

2017-05-16T18:59:03+00:00

For the entire month of May, my friends at The Reading Crew are putting together a WHOLE month worth of literacy ideas for you. I am always on the look out for games that improve literacy skills. Today, I want to share with you some of my favorite games that are so fun your kids will [...]

Games to Improve Literacy 2017-05-16T18:59:03+00:00

File Folder Games

2017-05-16T18:59:04+00:00

File folder games are perfect for independent skill practice and can easily fold up to be stored away when not used. I really like the ones from Oriental Trading because they are a lot more colorful and MUCH sturdier than the manila ones that I usually use to file away papers. File folder games usually consist [...]

File Folder Games 2017-05-16T18:59:04+00:00