Grab your free Halloween word work printable now! Halloween Seek & Spell is perfect for those exciting days in October when your students are having trouble staying on task. Kids love this activity, and they stay calm and focused as they attempt to make words from the letters in “haunted house.” Best of all, Halloween Seek & Spell is so fun that your students won’t even realize they’re improving their spelling and phonics skills as they work! This freebie is exclusively for my newsletter subscribers, but if you’re not a subscriber, you can easily become one. Sign up for Candler’s Classroom Connections, and I’ll send you this freebie, plus you’ll get access to over 75 more freebies you’ll love! ~ Laura Candler
Teaching kids what it means to have a growth mindset is often easier than helping them replace their fixed mindset thoughts and behaviors with more empowering ones. For example, students who’ve learned that mistakes are an important part of the growing process may still be reluctant to tryRead more
Do you remember singing the silly campfire song about old Mother Leary who left a lantern in her shed? It goes like this:
If you’re an upper elementary teacher who loves what you do, consider joining my private Facebook group, the Upper Elementary Teacher Connection. It’s a virtual meeting room where teachers of students in grades 2 through 6 can connect and collaborate to share their passion for teaching.Read more
Each year on September 11th, we reflect on a series of horrific events that changed the course of history. As a teacher, you might be struggling with whether or not you should discuss 9/11 with your students. Although your students weren’t even born in 2001, it’s importantRead more
Laura is the owner of Teaching Resources and a former 5th grade teacher from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Laura was a classroom teacher for 30 years, and she now spends her time creating books and resources for elementary educators. While Laura was teaching, she was the recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation Educator Award, and she received National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist. She has presented educational workshops online and around the country for over 20 years She’s the author of 10 books for teachers as well as over 100 digital resources.