United States Symbols- Road Trip Scrapbook

United States Symbols- Road Trip Scrapbook

Summer will be here before we know it, and it is a perfect time to teach about the symbols of the United States. I love to travel and scrapbook, so I decided to make a fun, interactive text that had the look and feel of a scrapbook. This has been one of my favorite...

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Do you tell your students you love them?

Do you tell your students you love them?

I do. A recent thread on a Facebook group has really stuck with me, and I thought I would take some time to reflect and get your thoughts. Through the years, I have moved around through various positions and grade levels, but in every position one thing remains...

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Commas in a Series

Commas in a Series

Here are some activities I have done recently to teach commas in a series. This seems to be a standard that spans many grade levels. I made this cute anchor chart.  I recommend laminating it BEFORE you add your sentence. That way, if you use an erasable marker, you...

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Women’s History Month Bulletin Board

Women’s History Month Bulletin Board

March is Women's History Month, and I want to share a great bulletin board I created.  It features 30 prominent women in history - displayed on a timeline! The kids had so much fun researching these famous women. Some they had heard of, like Oprah and Betsy Ross, and...

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Ten Tools Every Teacher Needs in Their Classroom

Ten Tools Every Teacher Needs in Their Classroom

So, let's face it.  Sometimes if you want something done, you just have to do it yourself, right? On my campus we haven't had full-time custodial help in a long time and besides... I am a bit impatient.  If I decide I want a job done, I usually just figure...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline Activity

Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline Activity

We have been learning all about Martin Luther King Jr. this week with a lot of fun activities.  One of the class favorites was comparing brown eggs and white eggs.  We observed the outsides of the eggs and and how they looked different.  Once cracked open, the...

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Valentine Science Fun!

Valentine Science Fun!

Looking for a unique activity for your class for Valentine's Day? Kids just LOVE these Valentine's Day science experiment kits! These are super cool science kits that are made for fun and learning. They have all the supplies students will need to complete engaging,...

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Crayon Photo Frame Ornaments

Crayon Photo Frame Ornaments

Since I switched grade levels this year, I found myself in a pinch for a quick, easy, inexpensive parent gift for my students to make this holiday season. (I don't want to steal the thunder from my old teammates!) These were easy enough for my Firsties to make...

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Thanksgiving Pie Party and Play!

Thanksgiving Pie Party and Play!

I love celebrating Thanksgiving with my first and second graders.  There are so many Social Studies skills I can pack in during this time of the year. One of my FAVORITE activities is to host a little Thanksgiving Readers Theater and Pie Party!  It is...

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