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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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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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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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