Paperless Make-Up Work Folder in Google Drive

The Humble Bird Teacher Students miss school for several different reasons from family vacations to medical causes. These days can go from one day to weeks. As a teacher, you probably created one of those cute file folders with the days of the weeks for each missing assignment for students to collect when they return,…

Project Based Learning and Assessment

The Humble Bird Teacher Imagine you are sitting in a classroom where students are collaborating while thinking critically, creatively, and respecting each other’s decisions through citizenship. They are fully engaged in learning and excited about what they are learning. The great part about this type of learning is that your students don’t even realize they…

Class Dojo Toolkit

For the past few years, I have used Class Dojo in my classroom. It was a great way to connect with parents and students through messages to keep them posted about what was happening in the classroom. The students loved having an avatar and receiving positive points for doing task such as being prepared, participating,…

Sentence Structure Links

“Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!”¬† Teaching sentence structure to my students was like climbing a mountain in high heels.¬† After countless hours, days, and weeks of direct instruction, modeling, guiding, independent practice, and formative assessments, I was 100% sure my students understood sentence structure.¬† Until one day, we were reviewing compound sentences and complex…

Reading Activity Cards

  Last year, I was trying to find a way to review with my students before the state test. However, I wanted my review process to be student-centered. I wanted the students to work on assignments that they would enjoy, but they would learn at the same time. As a result, I created these engaging…