Holidays, Reading, Social Studies

Patriotic Picture Books Your Elementary Students will Love

If you’re looking for a few picture books about America that your elementary students will love, than keep reading! These three books are sure to be a hit in your classroom. Patriotic Picture Books This post contains affiliate links. Finding amazing and new picture books to teach different topics is a huge passion of mine. I love books that are…

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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 Organization, Math, Misc., Reading

Turn Classroom Trash into Instructional Treasure: Make & Take Round Up

In case you missed any of April’s Make & Take Facebook live videos or blog posts on how to take classroom waste and make it useful, I wanted to do a quick round up! All of these ideas can be quickly and easily made with items you already have in your classroom such as dried up marker caps, empty fruit…

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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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