Phonics

Behavior Management, Classroom Management, Math, Phonics

4 NEW Ways to Use Popsicle Sticks in the Classroom

Popsicle sticks are an inexpensive classroom tool that can be used so many ways, from pulling student names to art projects, and beyond! Pinterest is FULL of ideas, but I’m excited to share 4 NEW ways to use popsicle sticks in your classroom. Materials You’ll Need: This post contains affiliate links. These are the only materials you’ll need: popsicle sticks…

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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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Math, Phonics

Dried Up Glue Caps? Engage Your Students with this Free Game

Today we’re continuing our Make & Take Series: Turning Classroom Trash Into Instructional Treasure! So far we’ve made Fruit Cup Dice Holders and Marker Cap Finger Pointers.  This week I’m going to share a way to reuse glue stick or bottle caps to make a fun game for students. If you’ve been stock piling them because you knew they would be useful…

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Behavior Management, Classroom Management, Classroom Organization, Common Core, Math, Phonics, Reading

Morning Work- A Sanity Saver in the Mornings

Ah, morning work. When I was in school, that wasn’t a thing. At least not in my school. We came in and the teacher collected lunch money while we unpacked, sharpened pencils, talked about the Rugrats episode we watched last night etc, etc and then eventually the Pledge of Allegiance would come over the loud speaker, we’d all stand, and…

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