Classroom Management

Classroom Management, Classroom Organization, Intervention, Phonics, Reading, Writing

The Secret to Engaging Word Work & Writing Centers on the Cheap

Centers that are engaging for your students and cheap and easy for you? What if I told you that you also don’t have to change them all year and you can still differentiate at the same time? No,this isn’t the beginning of a really terrible joke, it was the reality in my classroom! And I’m excited to share my easy,…

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Classroom Management, Classroom Organization

Clipboards in the Classroom: Teacher Tricks that Will Engage Students

Clipboards are one of my all time favorite classroom resources. They’re cheap and versatile: what more could you ask for? Today, I’m going to share some of my favorite clipboard hacks along with some helpful ways to use them in the classroom with your students! This post contains affiliate links. Clipboard Hacks for the Classroom Let’s start with some of…

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Classroom Management, Writing

Does Left Handed Mean Left Out? 5 Ways to Support Students

Although only about 10% of the world’s population is left handed, you’re bound to end up with lefties in your class. If you’re a right handed teacher, like 90% of the world’s population, this might not be a topic that’s ever even occurred to you as something to be aware of in your classroom. As a lefty myself, I feel…

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Classroom Management, Science

Fidget Spinners in Your K-2 Classroom

Fidget Spinners. I get it, teachers. I get why you want to take this fad and throw them out, burn them, and ban them. I truly, truly understand your frustration and annoyance. They can be distracting, many kids who don’t need them have them, and they’re just everywhere. Kid fads can be so annoying and seem so pointless (remember pogs?).…

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Classroom Management, Enrichment, Misc.

How To Repurpose Empty Tissue Boxes & Engage Your Class

If you teach elementary school, you’ve got tissue boxes. Am I right? The incredible pace in which students can go through a box of tissues has always astounded and amazed me. It also always leaves me with empty boxes upon empty boxes. So, today I’m going to share how you can use that stack of empty tissue boxes to engage…

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Classroom Management, Math

Dice on The Floor? DIY Dice Holders to the Rescue!

Teacher, I dropped my dice again! I don’t know about you, but my class loves a good game, especially if dice are involved. It’s wonderful how engaged they always are, but I always have a few students who struggle to keep them off the floor. Today, I’m going to share a tip to help your students keep their dice on their desk using…

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Behavior Management, Classroom Management

3 Simple Ways To Get Your Students Moving

If your classroom is anything like mine, recess is getting shorter and shorter each year and students are getting more and more wiggly. So now, more than ever, teachers need ways to add some much needed movement into their day. Here are 3 simple and effective tips to get your students moving that you can implement tomorrow! Watch my Facebook…

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Classroom Management, Classroom Organization

3 Easy Sub Plan Tips to Make Your Life Easier!

Hi Friends! If you follow me on Facebook, you might have caught me sharing these tips live on Tuesday. Whether you missed it, or not, I wanted to take some time today to share my 3 tips that will hopefully make your sub planning much. much easier so, on those days you or your children are feeling under the weather, you’re…

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