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I have been a public school teacher in a Title 1 district for over 20 years. I love to incorporate fun themes into authentic learning. I am always trying to find new ways to engage my students and keep my teaching fresh and purposeful.

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School Supplies You Didn’t Know You Needed, Until Now!

I get so excited during the summer when the Back to School sales start. I think it goes back to my childhood when my folks would take me to get my school supplies. We went to a store called Smitty's and I would get to pick out a new pencil box, crayons, and a fresh jar of paste. Paste, yes paste. (I'm old.) The minty smell of back to school for me. Ahhh ... memories. As a teacher, back to school is still an exciting time. I love the prospect of a new year and even more, fresh supplies. I like to stock up on the usual items, but here is my … [Read More...]

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teacher school supplies

School Supplies You Didn’t Know You Needed, Until Now!

I get so excited during the summer when the Back to School sales start. I think it goes back to my childhood when my folks would take me to get my school supplies. We went to a store called Smitty's and I would get to pick out a new pencil box, crayons, and a fresh jar of paste. Paste, yes paste. (I'm old.) The minty smell of back to school for me. … [Read More...]

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Disney Classroom Ideas

I expanded my Disney theme to include some new ideas and jazz up my classroom, and I was tickled with the result! The kids loved it and I was able to start the year off on a fun, upbeat note, Disney style! Inside Out Bulletin Board I loved Inside Out. I made this board to display the names of my kiddos on the first day. I look pictures and … [Read More...]

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Halloween Science Experiments {Send Home Science!}

What could be better than some spooky Halloween science experiments this year? My students are going to flip out when they get to take these home on Halloween! These kits are perfect for turning your little scholars into budding "mad" scientists this Halloween. This version of my printable Send Home Science Kits was created with all new "spooky" … [Read More...]

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Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas {Space Theme}

Check out this space theme bulletin boards! I am so excited that my classroom is finally taking shape... which is a GOOD thing since school starts on TUESDAY!  YIKES!  I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going with a space theme this year, reusing some of the props I have used before.  These are based off of Colin McNaughton's clever book … [Read More...]

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Organizing A Classroom Library

Organizing a classroom library can be a challenge. As a former teacher-librarian having an organized, yet functional classroom library is near and dear to my heart. I have tried over the years to find a system to that is manageable, easy for the students to use, and keep clean and tidy. This is the best system I have found for keeping my classroom … [Read More...]