DIY Hollywood Movie Stanchions

Apr 9, 2016 by

With only four days until my movie-night themed Open House, I’m in full DIY mode! For the past two years, I’ve dreamed of...

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Quick Meal Prep {For the Teach...

Apr 3, 2016 by

After years of struggling with my weight since having my son, I decided this was the year I was going to take control and get healthy...

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Spicing Up Unit/Test Review!

Apr 2, 2016 by

We have our state science test on Monday and Tuesday morning, and I was given fill-in-the-bubble booklets for all my students to...

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DIY Dia de los Muertos Outfit

Mar 30, 2016 by

Once again, I’ve finished a project I’ve had on my to-do since OCTOBER. Yes, the best laid plans often get pushed to the...

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DIY Marque Lights

Mar 28, 2016 by

In the spirit of looking ahead, I’m using Spring Break to get ready for Open House. This always sneaks up on me when we get...

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Organizing with Math Binders

Mar 7, 2016 by

I am a paper person-I like all my ideas printed out and filed into folders that I quickly grab to flip through. I’m also a very...

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Young Adult Literature Pennant

Feb 5, 2016 by

You know that moment when you see something on Teachers Pay Teachers and you mustmustmust have it? Well, I feel that way about...

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Organizing Student Workbooks

Feb 4, 2016 by

Most of our curriculum comes with a consumable workbook. Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies-all of them. I love this because I...

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Mentor Text Library Organizati...

Feb 3, 2016 by

I love using mentor texts to teach. I mean I LOVE them. For ELA, of course. But also for social studies, math, science, growth...

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This is off topic, but….

Feb 2, 2016 by

OMG. How many times have you heard ‘This is off topic, but…..’ from your students?!? Finally, FINALLY I have a...

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Classroom Place Value Display ...

Feb 1, 2016 by

This week, I got a boon of projects done that have been on my to-do list since the beginning of the school year. One of my favorites...

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Harry Potter Christmas Sweater

Nov 25, 2015 by

I would have called this a Harry Potter ‘Ugly’ Christmas Sweater, but I think it’s pretty beautiful, myself! 😉...

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Storage Idea-Book Fair Boxes!

Nov 9, 2015 by

Stuff, stuff, stuff! My classroom is FULL of it. When I first got my room 3 years ago, I remember looking around and thinking-man,...

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It’s a Marathon, Not a S...

Nov 8, 2015 by

  Today, I ran my 8th half marathon. 3+ hours is a long time to think, especially when your music stops working at mile five...

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Back to School Night 2015!

Aug 15, 2015 by

It’s no secret-Back to School Night and Open House are my two favorite nights of the school year. I love meeting the parents,...

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All-About-Me Spheres {Back to ...

Aug 15, 2015 by

In Room 10, we’re all about problem solving, perseverance and overcoming adversity. This All-About-Me Sphere activity requires...

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Back to School with Metacognit...

Aug 1, 2015 by

As a fifth grade teacher, I’m constantly trying to figure out how to help students take control of their own learning and...

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Classroom Photo Booth Props

Jul 31, 2015 by

We may be fifth grade, but I still love a good themed unit/project. My kiddos are starting the year with a detective/CSI week and I...

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You’re On a Roll! {First...

Jul 29, 2015 by

I am not one to shower my students with prizes and gifts, especially edible ones. But when getting my little Henry ready to start...

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Labeling… STUDENTS?

Jul 29, 2015 by

I’ll admit-I’m terrible at names. It takes me at least the first three days to get my new students’ names down....

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