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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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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Custom Get Caught Reading Post...

Jun 27, 2015 by

I had created this Get Caught Reading Poster template years ago and totally forgot about it until I started to work on the Detective...

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Calling All Upper Elementary T...

Jun 27, 2015 by

Are you an upper elementary teacher? Do you have a blog, TpT store or social media presence? Are you looking to collaborate with...

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2015-16 Math Pacing Guide

Jun 23, 2015 by

With the SBAC test being given the first two weeks in May, it’s a race against time to get all the CCSS standards taught during...

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Volunteer Thank-You Gifts

Jun 23, 2015 by

Last year, I had about 75% of my parents volunteer at one point or another in the classroom. Copying papers, working with small...

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2015-16 Pacing Guide Is Done!

Jun 21, 2015 by

As a graduate of the University of Michigan’s education program, it was grounded into me that I.MUST.USE.A.PACING.GUIDE. This...

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Back to School Welcome Banner

Jun 14, 2015 by

A few days ago, @TeachLoveGrow posted an Instagram picture showing a super cute banner she was creating. She was using a notebook...

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Summer Classroom Deals at the ...

Jun 7, 2015 by

A quick stop at the Dollar Tree today proved to be extremely fruitful! As part of my get-things-done-summer, I’m working on...

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End of the Year Tradition: Sig...

Jun 6, 2015 by

The other day I was strolling through Micheals when I saw a large display of ‘Class of 2015’ signature frames. It got my...

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Classroom DIY: Standing Desk

Jun 6, 2015 by

One of my favorite aspects of teaching is trying to figure out how to help my students become meta-cognitive about their learning and...

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85 Reading Response Labels for...

Jun 5, 2015 by

Anything that I can prep ahead of time-especially for a full year at a time-is like GOLD to me. Enter: reading response labels....

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5 Uses for ‘Time for Kid...

Jun 3, 2015 by

This week is ‘Clean Room 10’ week. I hired a former student to watch my kiddo and I am CLEANING! Purging, printing new...

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License Plates Preamble Displa...

Mar 5, 2015 by

I created this License Plate Preamble display years ago-one of those great ideas that never quite gets finished. But with our big 5th...

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Classroom Themes: Sports! {Par...

Mar 4, 2015 by

While I specifically married a man who did not watch sports, these decorations are so cute that I’m tempted to consider the...

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Classroom Theme: Detectives! {...

Dec 30, 2014 by

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you purchase from Amazon after clicking on one of the links below, we’ll...

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Classroom Theme: Detectives! {...

Dec 29, 2014 by

A classroom theme is created in two ways: the decor and the activities. When doing a detective theme with your students, you have to...

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One Word Resolution

Dec 29, 2014 by

With only 3 days left in 2015, my mind has been in overdrive-reflecting, planning, organizing, preparing-I feel like I’m going...

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Classroom Theme: Detectives! {...

Dec 29, 2014 by

It might be Dec. 29th, but my mind is already wandering to next year in a way. Room 10 is decorated in a patriotic theme due to the...

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Re-usable Seating Chart with P...

Sep 20, 2014 by

One of my bestie teacher friends showed me this trick. So simple and yet SO useful! Take a file folder and draw your desk/table...

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Labeling Student ‘Stuff&...

Sep 19, 2014 by

Is it just me, or is it really fun to print on lables? I kind of love everything about it-the thickness of the paper, the vibrant...

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