A Must!

By now, I am so sure that you have heard about the Clever School Teacher! It is a must know for any teacher! This is an excellent resource that will help you with all of your literature needs. I know that I spend HOURS looking for the perfect book to enhance instruction. This site does all of the work for you. It offers over 300,000 books, so you are sure to find the perfect book to support all of your instructional needs!

I just placed an order for a set of books that will challenge my sweet students and will have them inferring up a storm! Plus, I love the rich literature that they will become exposed to along the way! :)

Clever Teacher

You can check out this amazing site by clicking on the picture below, or by clicking on the image located on my sidebar. You will be so glad that you did!!!

I also wanted to share something that I have been working on. Since I experimented with buyers/sellers in second grade, I have been all about building a classroom economy to motivate students throughout the year while teaching them essential life skills. I am putting all of the pieces together, but this method will incorporate classroom jobs, buyers, sellers, banking skills…the whole nine yards. Since our “Corporation Day” was such a huge success, this classroom economy will also highlight the students creating products to sale independently {aside from the school store}. I know how much they loved that experience in second grade, so they are sure to be all about it in third! 


Do you have a classroom economy? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

I am off to run with our high school cross country team! Say a little prayer for me! :)


  1. I will be going from 2nd grade to 4th grade next year. I'm also transferring to a business-focused charter school. I think your economoney unit you're creating would be great for my classroom. I can't wait to see it!

    Tiffany @ The Learning Effect


  2. I just realized how scared my little piggy looks! haha So cute!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing the site Clever School Teacher! I can't wait to explore all of the books :)


    Stories from Room 114

  4. I love using a classroom economy! I have used some form of it for the past 8 years. This past year was my favorite. I had classroom jobs which they got paid for, credit and debit logs which we tallied up at the end of each month, and checks once a month. I had one student run the bank this helped with their money skills too! Once a month we had a class store that was full of a variety of items (most from oriental trading) and one student's class job was to be the cashier. It was great at making my students see economics relate to real life.

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

  5. Classroom Economy...that's a new concept. I can't wait to read more about it. This is one of our big state standards in 2nd grade.

    2nd Grade Pad

  6. I bet using classroom jobs will help make your classroom economy run much smoother.

  7. Several of our big stories relate to the economy as well as supply and demand. A classroom economy is a great way to encourage students to work hard towards an incentive. I recently changed from "Bakery Bucks" to "Barbeque Bucks." Students earn money for demonstrating kindness, maturity, homework turned in to me in a timely manner, for being a "Secret Walker" in the hallways at school, and much more! Students spend their money at a class auction at the end of the month.