Classroom Management, Enrichment, Holidays, Writing

Thankful Students? Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

November is a time for cooler temperatures, turkeys, and thankfulness! Today I’m going to share a simple way to instill an attitude of gratitude in your students this November as they prepare for Thanksgiving. By spending a little time each day focusing on thankfulness, by the end of the month, your students will see that they truly have so much…

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Enrichment, Holidays, Math, Reading, Science, Writing

Pumpkin Exploration Day: Engaging Ideas for Your Learners

Pumpkin exploration, pumpkin investigation, or just pumpkin day! Whatever you call it, your students will love these fun, hands on science, reading, writing, and character education activities! Watch my Facebook Live video about this topic here. All of the free printables I’m going to share in this post are available in our Facebook group files here. Pumpkin Exploration: Let them…

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Enrichment, Intervention, Math, Reading

Dice and Dabbers in the Classroom: Cheap & Engaging Tools

Dice and bingo dabbers are two of my favorite cheap, engaging, and versatile classroom tools. Today I’m going to share ways you can use them for math and reading activities in your classroom as part of my September series. This month I will share¬†how you can use items you already have in your classroom to engaging students and enhance learning!…

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Enrichment, Intervention

At Risk for Summer Slide? BRAINtain is a 5 Minute Solution

How do you prevent the summer slide without requiring a lot of time or supplies while making it meaningful and engaging? That’a a tall order, but not impossible! Today I’m going share the BRAINtain program that saves you prep time, is easy for parents to use, and engages students daily! So, what is BRAINtain anyway? BRAINtain is a combination of…

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Enrichment, Reading, Story Elements

Dialogue, Dinosaurs, and the Adele of the PreSchool Crowd

We are the Dinosaurs Marching, Marching! We are the dinosaurs! Whaddya think of that? If you have little kids or teach little kids, chances are you sang that catchy tune just like I did! If you’re already a Laurie Berkner fan, you’re in for a treat today, and if you’re not, than you need to immediately head over to her…

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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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