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Because I knew you….FREE Download writing prompt/Teacher Gift

The Backstory So a little backstory to this quote. This song was sung at recruitment for our sorority (Theta, anyone?!) when I was in college. The song really resonated with me and came to be the words I…

Show off Your Students! Easy Lawn signs to Build School Community

I have loved this idea from Head Over Heels teaching and have been wanting to make them for such a long time! These signs are perfect to build school community among staff, parents, and students. I’ll let you…

My favorite investment I made in my classroom

Hands down the best investment I ever made to my classroom was books!  I bet many of us would agree that the library is a cornerstone of the classroom.  Here is one of my first ones….boy did it…

Vampire didn’t attack Taylor Swift because she had Bad Blood – Jokes to introduce punctuating dialogue

Punctuating dialogue you must use – Jokes! This has to be one of my favorite tricks to pull out of my sleeve! Jokes lend themselves so well to dialogue for a couple of reasons: they are short! Long…

PLOT TWIST – Up Your Writing Prompt Game to the Extreme

Interactive writing prompts are here! Writing stamina can be such a struggle in the younger grades – really in all of elementary. Long writing projects have a place and create detailed work but sometimes students lack focus spending…

I’m a teacher that dislikes seasonal decor and that’s ok

Seasonal decor – let’s talk about it in the the teaching realm. I am firmly in the camp of NO seasonal decor whatsoever. That hasn’t changed since year 1. I wouldn’t say it’s a controversial topic per say…

LOOK – how to display student work all year the easy way

Displaying student work is a great routine to establish at the beginning of the year that can make your year go SO SMOOTH! (read about some other great routines to set Day 1) Choose great paper for student…

Map Masters – Geography and Map Skill practice at your fingertips – FREE download

What is Map Masters: Map Skill practice (along with US geography) was taught in fourth grade in my state. I really loved this content! It was quite a bit of rote memorization for states and capitals but the…