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I am a veteran public school teacher who has been teaching in a Title One district for over 23 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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The Turkey Bandit Strikes Again!!

For years now, the "Turkey Bandit"  has made an appearance around our campus leaving a bag of treats for special classrooms during Thanksgiving time.  It is really simple and easy to do. The receiving class reciprocates, passing the cheer along to two other classes who have not been "struck" yet.  It continues until all of the classes in the school have been given treats. (Don't forget the nurse, cafeteria, office, and janitorial staff!) This is great whole school Thanksgiving activity to do during the season of sharing and giving.  Here are … [Read More...]

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The Turkey Bandit Strikes Again!!

For years now, the "Turkey Bandit"  has made an appearance around our campus leaving a bag of treats for special classrooms during Thanksgiving time.  It is really simple and easy to do. The receiving class reciprocates, passing the cheer along to two other classes who have not been "struck" yet.  It continues until all of the classes in the school … [Read More...]

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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. … [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...]