Work space organization should be a top priority for any maker. Having a very small workshop/garage that I share with my car, utilizing every surface is a must. Deciding to move the bulk of my tool storage to the wall not only freed up much needed space on my workbench, but it makes locating that one tool much easier. When it's time to put everything away, everything has a spot making it easy to see exactly what is not where it should be.

Custom Tool Wall

Work space organization should be a top priority for any maker. Having a very small workshop/garage that I share with my car, utilizing every surface is a must. Deciding to move the bulk of my tool storage to the wall not only freed up much needed space on my workbench, but it makes locating that one tool much easier. When it's time to put everything away, everything has a spot making it easy to see exactly what is not where it should be.

What is a memoir? Anchor chart, writers workshop, ELA, narrative writing, memoirs, 5th grade

What is a memoir? Anchor chart, writers workshop, ELA, narrative writing, memoirs, 5th grade

(2015) Math workshop is a way to give students the instruction that they need, but can sometimes be difficult to implement in the classroom. This blog post explains each part of this math period and what should be accomplished during that time.

Math Workshop in Action

(2015) Math workshop is a way to give students the instruction that they need, but can sometimes be difficult to implement in the classroom. This blog post explains each part of this math period and what should be accomplished during that time.

Writers workshop -   Lucy Calkins story mountain. Students create notes on a post it forming small ideas. Students take the small ideas and paste them right into their notebook to creat a story. Yellow post it's are the who's, when's and what's of the story, blue can be 3 main ideas or a Problem and pink is a strong closing or the solution to the problem in the story.

Writers workshop - Lucy Calkins story mountain. Students create notes on a post it forming small ideas. Students take the small ideas and paste them right into their notebook to creat a story. Yellow post it's are the who's, when's and what's of the story, blue can be 3 main ideas or a Problem and pink is a strong closing or the solution to the problem in the story.

What's better than a simple stool project? A ridiculously simple one. Here are plans for a workshop stool you can make, inspired by that “simpler is better” concept.

Ridiculously Simple Shop Stool Plans

What's better than a simple stool project? A ridiculously simple one. Here are plans for a workshop stool you can make, inspired by that “simpler is better” concept.

Math Daily 5 (BUILD) B=Buddy Games, U=Using Manipulatives, I=Independent Working/Reading, L=Learning About Numbers, D=Doing Math

Math Daily 5 (BUILD) B=Buddy Games, U=Using Manipulatives, I=Independent Working/Reading, L=Learning About Numbers, D=Doing Math

Tons of read aloud lessons for your FAVORITE picture books! Lessons include stopping points and scripted questions great for subs

Tons of read aloud lessons for your FAVORITE picture books! Lessons include stopping points and scripted questions great for subs

What a cute idea!!! Christmas - holiday cookie workshop! (icing is in cups with popsicle sticks for spreading) perfect to do with all of the kids in the family this year!

25 Kid Friendly Christmas Activities

What a cute idea!!! Christmas - holiday cookie workshop! (icing is in cups with popsicle sticks for spreading) perfect to do with all of the kids in the family this year!

The Growing Room Ideas for teaching children writing creative story vocabulary spelling sentence paragraph words fun games (L  I can see how this works. Is there also one to halt run on sentences? Or talks so S won't say "take a breath, mom!"  K)

Sentence Writing - Expanding, adding who, what, when, where, why

The Growing Room Ideas for teaching children writing creative story vocabulary spelling sentence paragraph words fun games (L I can see how this works. Is there also one to halt run on sentences? Or talks so S won't say "take a breath, mom!" K)

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