Don’t Trust Matter! {DIY...

Jul 29, 2016 by

I have visions of the teacher I want to be-creative, passionate, a little crazy-and funny. So when I was assigned the Chemistry...

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Harry Potter Spells {DIY Frida...

Jul 22, 2016 by

Sometimes my DIY Friday projects become a little bit bigger than originally intended. This amazing spell image was pretty easy to...

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Hogwarts Alumni Pride {DIY Fri...

Jul 15, 2016 by

Whenever I’m at Target, Old Navy, Kohls or any thrift shop, I keep my eyes open for solid color shirts $5 or under. That is my...

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Expecto Patronum! {DIY Friday}

Jul 1, 2016 by

One of my favorite images from the later Harry Potter books is the idea of the patronus. The fact that Snape carries Lily’s doe...

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In This Classroom {DIY Friday}

Jun 24, 2016 by

Facebook Ads KNOW me. I get the best ideas from the wares they peddle to me, and today’s shirt is no exception. This saying...

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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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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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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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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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August Spelling Contracts

Jul 29, 2015 by

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

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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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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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