Monday, November 30, 2020

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Happy Teaching and shopping!

 I am so excited about my line for ESL newcomers.  

Here is the first resource to help get your newcomers writing!
I am so excited about the ESL Newcomers packet Series.  If you are looking for a  systematic instructional curriculum resource to offer your ESL Newcomers, this is it. 
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Sunday, September 13, 2020

πŸ’•Reyes Family Fire Relief Fund

Hello to everyoneπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

I just wanted to thank everyone who has been reaching out to us since last Tuesday.  Yes, my family and I are safe and we still have a house!  The fires in Southern Oregon have decimated our community. 

So much loss, trauma, and tragedy.

I am reaching out and sharing a Go Fund Me page for 3 families I have the honor of knowing.  I have taught their children over the years and watched their successes and accomplishments.  In the blink of an eye all was lost as their trailers and belongs burnt to the ground.


Click Below if you would like to donate now:  


If you can, please share this 'Go Fund Me page' on your social media, email or blogs.

The smallest donations are appreciated.

I would love to offer some hope to these 3 families as they struggle through the unthinkable.

 Click Below if you would like to donate now:  

With much love  πŸ’• and appreciation,

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

πŸ“šπŸ“š ZOOM and Online Distance Learning Classroom Rules and Etiquette πŸ“šπŸ“š

 πŸ“šπŸ“š ZOOM and Online Distance Learning Classroom Rules and Etiquette  πŸ“šπŸ“š

Hello everyone!

Many of us are getting ready for Distance Learning.  We know that both students and teachers reap the rewards when best practices are used.  Therefore, I decided to write down some Best Practices for Distance Learning that I wanted to remember and engage in.  I thought I would share my list with you!

My Best Practices in Distance Learning


·     Explicitly teach expectations and engagement

·     Describe expectations for online participation, communication, and etiquette

·     Get students into the habit of participating

·     Make online learning as interactive as possible

·     Balance synchronous and asynchronous learning

·     Give students choices

·     Engage students with a variety of ways to learn

·     Change your background each week

·     Only use 4 or 5 activities so kids know what to do

These are some of mine (so far).  I would love to hear some of yours!

ZOOM and Online Distant Learning Classroom Rules and Etiquette
Are you ready to start up your Distance Learning Classroom this fall?

We are here to help!  This colorful poster is engaging to use with your students to teach and review proper Zoom etiquette during the first weeks of school and beyond!
Maintain your classroom expectations using this engaging online poster. 

This set includes 5 posters each with a different center picture that will help you consistently monitor and practice the online etiquette of your students. You can either send this out to your students before you start your lessons as a reminder or display it as you start your daily Zoom lessons as a review.

Perfect for all distance learning platforms!


Need an ELD pacing guide?

This one is free!

As many of you know, I am a K-5 ELD teacher in Ashland, Oregon.  For many years I did workshops throughout my state for ELD teachers.  Many ELD teachers asked me for a pacing guide so I made this. 


Each month has a combination of ELD units and/or grammar components essential for English learners. Again choose some or all of what I have here. Feel free to mix it up to suit you!


If I have a product that contains all or parts of the language I teach during that month I have listed it. All resource images are click-able links for your convenience. Just click on the image you want to see and it will take you to my TPT store.  I use these products according to language level more than grade level.  Each column represents a language level.  The column has language grammar, forms and functions I teach for that level.  Under the column heading I list products I use to teach those language components.  Some of the products may have a grade level on it, but I have used it at that language level based on the language I am teaching students at that level.


Happy Teaching!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Skip Counting!

 Hello Teachers!

Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s or 100s also known as skip counting is an essential Math skill to teach young children. Skip counting is simply counting by the same number (other than 1) again and again.  Skip counting helps students with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 


Skip counting increases number recognition, number sense and seeing number patterns.  At risk students, ELs and special education students all benefit from having a firm foundation in these Math areas. 


If you have English Learners (ELs) in your classroom skip counting is a great way to work on articulation.  Make sure your ELs are pronouncing the numbers correctly.  Many times the number three is incorrectly pronounced as ‘tree’.  This is the time to make sure that gets corrected! 


Teaching skip counting to students is easy.


Explain that skip counting is when you add the same number over and over.


Start by having students use a number line.  Students choose a number and then add 2 to that number and circle the answer.  Have students add 2 to the answer and repeat.  Students get a visual hands-on model of counting by 2s.


Skip count by 2s, 5s, 10,s your way through transitions.  When lining up for recess or lunch encourage students to join you while you count by 2s.  This is great for practicing skip counting and creating a sense of urgency to save on transition time.


Another fun game to play whole class is ‘Let’s count by’.  Teacher decides on a number to count by. Then the teacher calls out a number and the class responds with the next number. 

Teacher says:  Let’s count by 2

Teacher says: 4

Students say:  6


During distance learning send flipbooks home or have families print them off.  Flipbooks are a super fun way to keep students practicing at home.  During online class time you explain the rationale of skip counting and model on line how to put the books together. Students make their skip count books with you and share their books later with the whole family.


Skip counting flipbooks are great hands-on Math games and activities for kindergarten, first grade and second grade students.  These engaging books work well in math stations, centers, rotations, review, test prep, early or fast finisher activities and more.   Use them with Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd  grade elementary students. With easy differentiated options, they fit a variety of learners. The critical thinking work for enrichment, GATE, or worksheet alternatives for individual kids, small groups or partners.  Great for ELD and ESL.   


If you would like to try our free skip counting by 2s flipbook you can grab yours today here!




Let us know which games and activities you use when teaching students to skip count!





Friday, July 24, 2020

πŸ™Œ Math Vocabulary Cards πŸ™Œ Spanish Freebie

Hello Teachers,

Let's πŸ™Œ celebrate πŸ™Œ  July with  a Spanish Math Vocabulary freebie. 

These Spanish GeometrΓ­a vocabulary cards are great hands-on Math games and activities for second, third and fourth grades.

They are easy to use in every situation including  math stations, centers, rotations, review, test prep, early or fast finisher activities and more. 

Use these fun and engaging activities with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade elementary students. 

With easy differentiated options, they fit a variety of learners. 

The critical thinking work for enrichment, GATE, or worksheet alternatives for individual kids, small groups or partners. 

Great for ELD and ESL

Grab yours today! 

Happy Teaching!

(Year 2, 3, 4). #EarlyElementary#MathGames#Geometry #GeometrΓ­a#Spanish

Monday, February 3, 2020

TPT Winter Sale!

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Hello and Happy February,
Mark your calendar and get ready to save!  Fun To Teach is having a sale!

If you teach English learners, I have a great bundle for you! 

Intermediate English Language Learner Bundle!

This engaging intermediate K-5 English language level bundle is packed with essential EFL, ESL and ELD activities for your English Language Learners (ELLs). 

The 26 resources in this K-5 bundle will take you through the school year assured that you are teaching the essential foundation of English grammar and vocabulary to your intermediate second language learners. 

To make things even better it will be on sale February 4th and 5th along with all the resources in my TPT store.  You can save another 20% during this sale! 
 Mark your calendar and get ready to save!  Happy winter! 

Warm regards,

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