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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Surviving Pen Pals

Jul 29, 2015 by

When I think about classroom activities that I love in theory, but that are high maintenance in reality, pen pals rises to the top of...

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August Spelling Contracts

Jul 29, 2015 by

Spelling homework use to be the baneĀ of my existence. Trying to figure out which activities to assign, figuring out how to grade them...

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What IS Periscope?

Jul 28, 2015 by

Back in April, my techy husband showed me an app called Periscope. Periscope is a free app for the iPhone, iPad and Android that...

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Assess Me: Get to Know Sprout!

Jul 27, 2015 by

Sometimes I feel like Sprout isn’t as ‘elementary teacher’ as the other teaching blogs. I re-read my posts and they...

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Connecting Students Through So...

Jul 27, 2015 by

Last year, our classroom received 10 iPads through a grant. I filled in the gap by purchasing old iPhones off Amazon ($40/each) so...

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Help Wanted Job Board

Jul 20, 2015 by

Ahhh! Another project years in the making is DONE. I had a version of this Help Wanted Job Board up when I taught third grade, but...

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2015-16 ELA Pacing Guide

Jul 19, 2015 by

Anthologies, basil readers, book clubs, workbooks, scripted programs, pieced together from TeachersPayTeachers-what is the best way...

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Back to School Welcome Packet ...

Jul 19, 2015 by

Each year, I like to send my students a welcome letter before the first day. At my current school, we don’t get our official...

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What Is Educational Imagineeri...

Jul 18, 2015 by

A few years ago, I was between jobs and working as an educational consultant. While making my business cards, I was brainstorming job...

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My Little Pony Birthday Party

Jul 18, 2015 by

Aaaaand it’s over. Henry has officially turned 3 and we have a whole ‘nother year until his next birthday party. But...

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Harry Potter Clipboards

Jul 13, 2015 by

A new year, a new homework plan! My co-teacher and I have decided that instead of waiting until Friday to check math homework (my...

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Get In Shape, Teacher! July 8-...

Jul 8, 2015 by

4 weeks until back-to-school. I’m coming to terms with the fact that my yoga pants are not going to be an option anymore. While...

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DIY Pinky Pie Sweatshirt {My L...

Jul 6, 2015 by

My little one, Henry, is one heck of a Brony. When he asked for a Pinky Pie birthday, I started hunting for My Little Pony attire he...

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Eating to Loose

Jul 6, 2015 by

Last summer, I tackled my last 15 pounds baby weight. The pounds seemed to melt off-I was super disciplined in my eating, I worked...

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