Ditch the old prize box – unique classroom rewards that promote focus and engagement

By Amber Ernst / April 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

End of Year can be CRAY CRAY for students! We have all been there! I wanted to show some of my favorite new resources I’ve found that are great for classroom rewards that cost very little and promote community! First – Sticker By Number Books Let me tell you – I thought of these for…

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Why you NEED Science Solvers in your classroom!

By Amber Ernst / November 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered how am I going to get through teaching energy?!  I have been there!  This seemed like the toughest concept that I saved to teach last to my 5th graders!  I had trouble understanding the level of material myself…while I can’t fully help with that I can show you what did work…

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Pre-K Dinosaur Color By Number/Letter

By Amber Ernst / May 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

So now that I have a kiddo myself I have been creating for him and thought I’d share what we have been up to lately.  A little background – he’s 3.5 now and is totally into dinosaurs! We have been working on alphabet and counting for awhile but I just now realized that he can…

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Slime Science

By Amber Ernst / December 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

Since I’m not in a school this year I have still been involved with kids even in my community.  Recently I held a slime science event at a local community center for parents to drop off kids and shop/wrap presents if need be.  We had four different slime stations and lots of learning and fun…

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10 Ways to Make a Teacher’s Day

By Amber Ernst / November 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

I’ve been there! The long conference days, unplanned drills, sick students…each day is a surprise and we live for it.  We wouldn’t have it any other way.   Teachers give day in and day out – all day every day.  Transferring the office world made me realize even more how little teachers get a break even…

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Why I’m Kinda Lovin my DESK Job! – Words I Never thought I’d Say

By Amber Ernst / August 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

To be honest, I’m kinda scared to write this post.  I feel like I will be disowned as a teacher somehow but if there is anything I’ve learned in the education field – teaching never leaves you! I want to be honest because teachers are who I connect with – they’re my people.  Well… I…

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#Hashtag Emoji Awards

By Amber Ernst / April 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

I’m so excited to use these new awards this year in my classroom!  They will work for ANY grade level and the kids love them because of how “trendy” they are! With over 30+ templates there is something for each student in your class!  It even comes with a end of year fill in sheet…

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Test Prep Campout – Classroom Transformation

By Amber Ernst / March 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

The day finally came for our TEST prep campout and it could not have gone better! The tents were set up and it was time to review what we had learned from the year! Below I’ll go through some of the 8 stations!  I took grades on 5 of them and groups had bags they…

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Prefix Patients

By Amber Ernst / March 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

Are you looking for a way engage students in content?! Why not let them be doctors?! This is one of my favorite classroom transformations!  Prefix patients gives students a chance to communicate and practice the meaning of prefixes to make words with self checking patient charts! FIRST – students work with partners and get a…

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Sound Pages and Ideas

By Amber Ernst / December 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

We love studying sound!  Here are some resources I found especially helpful and fun to use: These sound cards -we worked in research pairs to present on these topics! this link talks about the amazing things sound can do!! The flocabulary video is AMAZING!!!! A fantastic resource. This website has great test sounds for sound…

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