Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Comprehension Connections"

I am constantly seeking ideas on ways I can be a more effective teacher. I try my best to make each lesson creative, interesting, and ENGAGING!

One of my FAVORITE resources to use when teaching any comprehension lesson is the book, Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor. It is AMAZING and a MUST-BUY for any elementary (primary and intermediate), middle school, or high school teacher. It is FILLED with wonderful ways to make abstract learning more concrete and meaningful. She often starts with a science experiment or something from real life that children can relate to. It's so genius! I use her ideas as motivators and CONNECTORS when teaching. It INSTANTLY engages everyone!

Click here to buy it!

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Year of Many "Firsts"

Hi everyone! My name is Lyndsey. I am a first grade (third year) teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. I created this blog as a way for me to share my teaching experiences and daily adventures. Teaching first grade is magical! I love being a part of my students growth and progress as they experience many of their "firsts" in life.


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